Share this entry
savanna Syllabification: sa·van·na
Pronunciation: /səˈvanə/
(also savannah)

Definition of savanna in English:


A grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of savanna in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources