karoo

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noun ka·roo \kə-ˈrü\
variants: or

karroo

Definition of karoo

plural

karoos

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karroos

  1. :  a dry tableland of southern Africa

Origin and Etymology of karoo

Afrikaans karo, from Khoikhoi karo, karro hard, dry


First Known Use: 1789


Karoo

geographical name Ka·roo \kə-ˈrü\
variants: or

Karroo

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Definition of Karoo

  1. plateau region of the western part of the Republic of South Africa west of the Drakensberg Mountains The Karoo region is divided into the Little Karoo or Southern Karoo in the central Western Cape province, the Great Karoo or Central Karoo in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces, and the Northern Karoo or Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape, Free State, and North West provinces.


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