Karoo

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Karoo

, Karroo
1. any of several high arid plateaus in South Africa, esp the Central Karoo and the Little Karoo. The highveld, north of the Central Karoo, is sometimes called the Northern Karoo
2. a period or rock system in Southern Africa equivalent to the period or system extending from the Upper Carboniferous to the Lower Jurassic: divided into Lower and Upper Karoo

karoo

[kə′rü]
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So Boshoff and his co-founders, cosmopolitan intellectuals who'd been stout Afrikaner nationalists for most of the apartheid era, retreated to the Great Karoo to conceive of a new town in which Afrikaners would learn to "do all their own labor.
In Orania, old-fashioned pioneer dress--the Afrikaners ceased being Dutch and became their own people during a trek through the Great Karoo in wagons in the nineteenth century--is worn and celebrated in many seasonal festivals.
The Great Karoo is an important book for its assessment of history and its graphic recreation of the past.
To the Editor: I recently retired from active practice as a private gynaecologist, moving to the rural heart of the Great Karoo, where I still run a small 'office gynaecology' practice.
The train then moves into the heartland of the Great Karoo, descending through beautiful valleys and mountains towards Cape Town.
Two programmes in the series were made about the music of the people of the Great Karoo, the semi-desert plains that span half of South Africa.
Encompassing the forests of Tsitsikamma, the spectacular semi-desert of the Great Karoo and the aptly named Wild Coast - where the waves of the Indian Ocean ride in like suicidal cavalry - the Eastern Cape is a world in itself.
The title of Etienne van Heerden's extraordinary novel means "kikuyu" and refers to the field of tough but sweet-smelling grass at the center of a vacation farm near Cradock and Buffelskop, on the fringes of the South African Great Karoo.