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karoo

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noun ka·roo \kə-ˈrü\

Definition of karoo

plural

karoos

or

karroos

  1. :  a dry tableland of southern Africa



Variants of karoo

or

karroo

Origin and Etymology of karoo

Afrikaans karo, from Khoikhoi karo, karro hard, dry


First Known Use: 1789


Karoo

geographical name Ka·roo \kə-ˈrü\

Definition of Karoo

  1. plateau region W Republic of South Africa W of Drakensberg Mountains divided into Little Karoo or Southern Karoo (in cen Western Cape province), Great Karoo or Central Karoo (in Western Cape & Eastern Cape provinces), & Northern Karoo or Upper Karoo (in Northern Cape, Free State, & North West provinces)



Variants of karoo

or

Karroo

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