Definition of rondavel in English:


Line breaks: ron|da¦vel
Pronunciation: /rɒnˈdɑːv(ə)l


South African
  • A traditional circular African dwelling with a conical thatched roof.
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    • Martin is justifiably proud of the quality of the construction, thatching, painting and plastering of the rondavels.
    • We used to have five rondavels, big land for cultivation and livestock, but when we were removed we lost virtually all of that.
    • Upon hearing the shots, the man said he ran from his rondavel and managed to apprehend one of the fleeing suspects, whom he recognised as a relative of Mama who had recently been fired.


from Afrikaans rondawel.

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