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A traditional circular African dwelling with a conical thatched roof.
small house, house, bungalow, villa, lodge, chalet, cabin, shack, shantyView synonyms
- ‘Treatment was made more difficult by a power cut, leaving patients to be cared for in a dark rondavel on the clinic premises.’
- ‘Upon hearing the shots, the man said he ran from his rondavel and managed to apprehend one of the fleeing suspects, whom he recognised as a relative of Mama who had recently been fired.’
- ‘Martin is justifiably proud of the quality of the construction, thatching, painting and plastering of the rondavels.’
- ‘We used to have five rondavels, big land for cultivation and livestock, but when we were removed we lost virtually all of that.’
From Afrikaans rondawel.
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