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plural nounSouth african
[treated as singular] Wild, remote country.‘they were stuck in the parched gramadoelas, kilometres from anywhere’
- ‘As I live in the gramadoelas, and have a full time job, I find it almost impossible to show prospective tenants any properties I have to rent out.’
- ‘I can sometimes just laugh at the perception America and Europe have of Africa, i.e. that we live in the gramadoelas with animals etc.’
Afrikaans, of unknown origin.
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