Kraal meaning

krôl, kräl
A traditional South African village, typically of huts surrounded by a stockade.
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A rural village, typically consisting of huts surrounded by a stockade.
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An enclosure for livestock.
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A fenced enclosure for cattle or sheep in South Africa; pen.
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In Central and Southern Africa, a rural village of huts surrounded by a stockade.
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To shut up in a kraal.
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Origin of kraal

  • Afrikaans from Portuguese curral pen perhaps from Vulgar Latin currāle enclosure for carts corral

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From colonial Dutch kraal, from Portuguese curral.

    From Wiktionary