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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
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karoo

[kə′rü]
(geography)
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In the Great Karoo, construction of the MeerKAT array--an SKA pathfinder observatory--is well underway.
This could only be done out in the Great Karoo, divided from the city and the mines and the townships by so many miles of absolving grass.
Fred Stenson's novel The Great Karoo is the story of a handful of Canadian cavalrymen in the Boer War.
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.
This area, nestled between the Cederberg Mountains and the Great Karoo, has a rich collection of rock paintings by the San, or Bushmen, dating back 10,000 years.
Gorgons are the most prized fossils of the Permian found in South Africa's huge northern desert, the Great Karoo.
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. Its location near Buffelskop is significant, for that is the hill where the remains of the first South African novelist in English, Olive Schreiner, were reinterred, together with the coffins of her only child, who died soon after birth, and her beloved dog.
Tierberg Karoo Research Centre (TKRC), lies at the southern edge of the semiarid Great Karoo, South Africa (33 [degrees] 10' S latitude, 22 [degrees] 17' E longitude, 800) m above sea level), 26 km west of Prince Albert.
I'm in the Great Karoo, a vast semi-arid region, some five hundred kilometers northeast of Cape Town.
The train then moves into the heartland of the Great Karoo, descending through beautiful valleys and mountains towards Cape Town.