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n. South African
1. A rural village, typically consisting of huts surrounded by a stockade.
2. An enclosure for livestock.
[Afrikaans, from Portuguese curral, pen, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *currāle, enclosure for carts; see corral.]
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a hut village in southern Africa, esp one surrounded by a stockade
2. (Agriculture) an enclosure for livestock
(Anthropology & Ethnology) denoting or relating to the tribal aspects of the Black African way of life
(Agriculture) (tr) to enclose (livestock) in a kraal
[C18: from Afrikaans, from Portuguese curral pen; see corral]
1. an enclosure for cattle and other domestic animals in S Africa.
a. a village of the native peoples of South Africa.
b. such a village as a social unit.
3. an enclosure where wild animals are exhibited, as in a zoo.v.t.
4. to shut up in a kraal, as cattle.
[1725–35; < Afrikaans]
Past participle: kraaled