Definition of Danakil in English:

Danakil

Line breaks: Dana|kil
Pronunciation: /ˈdanəkɪl
 
, dəˈnɑːk(ə)l
 
/

noun & adjective

  • another term for Afar.
    More example sentences
    • Neither Christians nor Muslims eat pork; the Danakil, Oromo, and Somali avoid chicken and eggs as well.
    • ‘The Danakil rate a man by the number of men he has killed and castrated,’ says Thesiger.
    • When I returned to the Danakil country, years later, I saw cars, tarmac road, service stations and convoys of lorries carrying petrol from Assab to Addis Ababa.

Origin

from Arabic danāqil, plural of danqalī.

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