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Friday, 13 May 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Zariba

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Zariba: noun (and zareba) - In Sudan and neighbouring lands; a camp fortified by a fence, often of thorn trees, as defence against enemies or wild animals; a defensive force or barrier.

‘Georgiana watched men with spears drive the herd of cattle through a gap in the thorn bushes until the zariba was full of animals. They then sealed the entrance by dragging a moveable barrier of thorn bushes into the gap.’

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