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Drakensberg

[drah-kuh nz-burg]
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noun
  1. a mountain range in the E Republic of South Africa: highest peak, 10,988 feet (3350 meters).
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Also called Quathlamba.
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  • It rained a great deal when these Boer forces hastened to the Drakensberg.

  • The enemy's forces went in the direction of the Drakensberg.

  • Standerton was reached in November, after operations along the Drakensberg.

    Two Years on Trek

    Louis Eugne du Moulin

  • I am told that up in the Drakensberg yonder the ant-bear holes are full of Englishmen.

    Jess

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Far away to the east the dark serrated range of the Drakensberg rose in a mighty wall.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

    Winston Spencer Churchill


British Dictionary definitions for drakensberg

Drakensberg

noun
  1. a mountain range in southern Africa, extending through Lesotho, E South Africa, and Swaziland. Highest peak: Thabana Ntlenyana, 3482 m (11 425 ft)Sotho name: Quathlamba
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