Meaning of Danakil in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdanəkɪl/ /dəˈnɑːk(ə)l/

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nounDanakil, Danakils

  • A member of a people living in Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

    Also called Afar

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Some peaks in the Simyen Mountains receive periodic snowfall, while the average temperature of the Danakil is 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the day time.’
    • ‘In the Danakil region, women are nude from the waist up.’


  • Relating to the Danakil.


From Arabic danāqil, plural of danqalī.