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gramadoelas Line breaks: grama|doe¦las
Pronunciation: /ˈxramadʊləz/

Definition of gramadoelas in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular] South African informal
Wild, remote country: they were stuck in the parched gramadoelas, kilometres from anywhere
More example sentences
  • I can sometimes just laugh at the perception America and Europe have of Africa, i.e. that we live in the gramadoelas with animals etc.
  • As I live in the gramadoelas, and have a full time job, I find it almost impossible to show prospective tenants any properties I have to rent out.


Afrikaans, of unknown origin.

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