Definition of morabaraba in English:


(also marabaraba)

Pronunciation /məˌrabəˈrabə/ /məˌrabəˈrɑːbə/


South African
  • A traditional game of strategy played using stones which are placed and moved on rows of small holes in the ground, or on lines on a board or large stone, etc., the object being to capture all of one's opponent's pieces.


1950s. From Southern Sotho moraba-raba, perhaps lit. ‘mill’ from mo- singular noun prefix + raba-raba to go round in a circle.