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zariba Syllabification: za·ri·ba
Pronunciation: /zəˈrēbə/
(also zareba)

Definition of zariba in English:


(also zareba, zareeba)
1A protective enclosure of thorn bushes or stakes surrounding a campsite or village in northeastern Africa.
Example sentences
  • In desert regions, the corresponding form of field fortification is the zariba, an enclosure protected by thorn bushes.
  • In addition, separate, larger animal enclosures, known as zariba are also surrounded by fencing.
  • Just half-a-dozen tugs, and the impossible zariba was a gap and a scattered heap of brushwood.


From Arabic zarība 'cattle pen; stockade'.

Words that rhyme with zariba

amoeba (US ameba), Bathsheba, Bourguiba, Geber, Sheba
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