Definition of Danakil in English:

Danakil

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

noun & adjective

  • another term for 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.’
    • ‘Neither Christians nor Muslims eat pork; the Danakil, Oromo, and Somali avoid chicken and eggs as well.’
    • ‘In the Danakil region, women are nude from the waist up.’
    • ‘‘The Danakil rate a man by the number of men he has killed and castrated,’ says Thesiger.’
    • ‘Some peaks in the Simyen Mountains receive periodic snowfall, while the average temperature of the Danakil is 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the day time.’

Origin

From Arabic danāqil, plural of danqalī.

Pronunciation:

Danakil

/dəˈnɑːk(ə)l//ˈdanəkɪl/