One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjective & noun
- another term for Afar
- ‘In the Danakil region, women are nude from the waist up.’
- ‘Neither Christians nor Muslims eat pork; the Danakil, Oromo, and Somali avoid chicken and eggs as well.’
- ‘Some peaks in the Simyen Mountains receive periodic snowfall, while the average temperature of the Danakil is 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the day time.’
- ‘‘The Danakil rate a man by the number of men he has killed and castrated,’ says Thesiger.’
- ‘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.’
From Arabic danāqil, plural of danqalī.
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