Definition of Danakil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdanəkɪl/
Pronunciation: /dəˈnɑːk(ə)l/

noun& adjective

Another term for Afar.
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.


From Arabic danāqil, plural of danqalī.

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Line breaks: Dana|kil

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