Definition of zariba in English:

zariba

(also zareba)

noun

  • (in Sudan and neighbouring countries) a thorn fence fortifying a camp or village.

    • ‘In desert regions, the corresponding form of field fortification is the zariba, an enclosure protected by thorn bushes.’
    • ‘Just half-a-dozen tugs, and the impossible zariba was a gap and a scattered heap of brushwood.’
    • ‘In addition, separate, larger animal enclosures, known as zariba are also surrounded by fencing.’

Origin

From Arabic zarība ‘cattle pen’.

Pronunciation

zariba

/zəˈriːbə/