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South African
1. a hut village in southern Africa, esp one surrounded by a stockade
2. denoting or relating to the tribal aspects of the Black African way of life
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a settlement of cattle-raising peoples in South and East Africa (Hottentots or Bantu, for example). Collapsible huts are arranged in a circle, inside which there is an area that is used as an enclosure for livestock. The kraal is often surrounded by a fence.

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