1A protective enclosure of thorn bushes or stakes surrounding a campsite or village in northeastern Africa.
- ‘In addition, separate, larger animal enclosures, known as zariba are also surrounded by fencing.’
- ‘Just half-a-dozen tugs, and the impossible zariba was a gap and a scattered heap of brushwood.’
- ‘In desert regions, the corresponding form of field fortification is the zariba, an enclosure protected by thorn bushes.’
- 1.1 A cattle corral.
From Arabic zarība cattle pen; stockade.
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