Definition of savanna in English:


Syllabification: sa·van·na
Pronunciation: /səˈvanə
(also savannah)


A grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.
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  • The lowlands include savannas, swamps, tropical rainforests, and semi-deserts.
  • They can be found in a rich assemblage of habitats from rivers to caves, savannas, wetlands, prairies, lakeshores, and forests.
  • At that time, the lowland savannas were settled by large numbers of farmer-herders who were ancestors to present-day Luo and Kipsigis.


mid 16th century: from Spanish sabana, from Taino zavana.

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