Meaning of zariba in English:


Pronunciation /zəˈriːbə/


(also zareba)
  • (in Sudan and neighbouring countries) a thorn fence fortifying a camp or village.

    ‘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’.