Definition of Kraal

1. Noun. A village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade.

Generic synonyms: Hamlet, Village



2. Noun. A pen for livestock in southern Africa.
Generic synonyms: Pen

Definition of Kraal

1. n. A collection of huts within a stockade; a village; sometimes, a single hut.

Definition of Kraal

1. Noun. In Central and Southern Africa, a rural village of huts surrounded by a stockade. ¹

2. Noun. An enclosure for livestock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kraal

1. to pen in a type of enclosure [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kraal

kowhai
kowhais
kows
kowtow
kowtowed
kowtower
kowtowers
kowtowing
kowtows
kozachok
kozulite
kph
kpm
kra
kra-kra
kraal (current term)
kraaled
kraalhead
kraalheads
kraaling
kraals
krab
krabs
kraft
kraft paper
kraft pulp
krafts
krai
krais
kraisslite

Literary usage of Kraal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Cape of Good Hope (Colony). Dept. of Agriculture (1907)
"0(¡, a nock of Angora goats, free ironi Scali, was placed in this kraal, and contracted the disease about two months later. The goal* \\cie removed to ..."

2. Report and Proceedings: With Appendices of the Government Commission on by Sir Jacob Dirk Barry, Cape of Good Hope, Jacob Dirk Barry, Commission on Native Laws and Customs (1883)
"There are two classes of property among natives, and these may be respectively described as house property and kraal property ; the former is referred to in ..."

3. Travels in South Africa: Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society by John Campbell (1816)
"DEPARTURE FROM KOK'S kraal—ASSEMBLAGE OF ROCKS IN DIFFICULTY HOTTENTOTS DRINK ... We found a boor from the colony at Kok's kraal, who had fallen deeply in ..."

4. John Bull & Co.: The Great Colonial Branches of the Firm: Canada, Australia by Max O'Rell (1894)
"Most of the Kaffirs who belong to this kraal work in the town all the week, ... My visit to the kraal lasted five minutes. I found the "savages" singing ..."

5. Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa: With by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming (1851)
"Each kraal was surrounded by an area inclosed with a strong impenetrable fence six feet in height. The town was built on a gentle slope on the northern side ..."

6. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1874)
"AN ELEPHANT kraal. IN the early part of 1870, the approaching visit of our sailor Prince caused intense excitement in the island of Ceylon. ..."

7. The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World by John George Wood (1882)
"afford to each wife the separate hut to which she is entitled; so he migrates with his family to a short distance, and there builds a kraal for himself, ..."

8. Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat (1846)
"... kraal, where they were awaiting my arrival, having been apprised of my coming by Mr. Ebner, who had returned there about six weeks previous. ..."

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