Definition of zariba in English:


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


(also zareba, zareeba)
1A protective enclosure of thorn bushes or stakes surrounding a campsite or village in northeastern Africa.
More 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'.

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