Definition of zariba in English:

zariba

noun

(also zareba)
  • 1A protective enclosure of thorn bushes or stakes surrounding a campsite or village in northeastern Africa.

    ‘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.’
    1. 1.1A cattle corral.

Pronunciation

zariba

/zəˈrēbə/ /zəˈribə/

Origin

From Arabic zarība ‘cattle pen’.