kraal (krôl, kräl)
1. A rural village, typically consisting of huts surrounded by a stockade.
2. An enclosure for livestock.
[Afrikaans, from Portuguese curral, pen, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *currāle, enclosure for carts; see CORRAL.]
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