- (in an ice shelf) a small ravine with steep sides.
- (in South Africa) an eroded ravine; a dry watercourse.
Origin of donga
Examples from the Web for donga
Historical Examples of donga
Thirty yards or so from this, and in the donga, lay the corpse of the Prince Imperial.History of the Zulu War
Then he remembered that in his eagerness to get out he had left his knob-kerrie in the donga.A Secret of the Lebombo
They also took refuge in the donga, and waited for better times.
The gallant fellow managed to crawl to the group of castaways in the donga.
There were only five or six of them, and they waited in a donga for reinforcements.Two Years on Trek
Louis Eugne du Moulin
- Southern African, Australian and NZ a steep-sided gully created by soil erosion
Word Origin for donga
- (in Papua New Guinea) a house or shelter