rondavel

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Etymology[edit]

From South African Dutch rondawel, from Afrikaans rondawel, of uncertain origin.

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Noun[edit]

rondavel (plural rondavels)

  1. (South Africa) A traditional circular house, typically with a conical roof.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, page 18:
      The buildings consisted of two iingxande (or rectangular houses) and seven stately rondavels (superior huts), all washed in white lime, dazzling even in the light of the setting sun.