One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rough shelter made of scraps of wood, cardboard, or corrugated iron.
- ‘There is a vast difference between somebody living in a shanty town hoping for a small plot on which to erect a pondok and somebody who wants to become a full-time bona fide farmer.’
- ‘Ferdiny: ‘Should we sleep here in the pondok or in the tents?’’
Afrikaans, from Malay.
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