Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A desert region of northeast Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and northern Djibouti bordering on the Red Sea. It is part of the Great Rift Valley.

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Examples

  • Foreigners who venture out into the area usually include researchers, aid workers and about 500 adventure tourists each year, many of whom visit a desert basin called the Danakil Depression, home to ancient salt mines and volcanoes.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Why this path: "I see the world in terms of narratives and characters, whether I'm looking at camels carrying salt blocks out of Ethiopia's Danakil Desert or a street child splashing in a hydrant in Calcutta."

    Second Acts

  • Even the 18-year-old son of the Sheikh of Badhu, met returning from the Issa frontier in Ethiopia, where the young man had just killed three men, "struck me as the Danakil equivalent of a nice, rather self-conscious Etonian who has just won his school colours for cricket."

    Drawn to Harsh Places

  • The only foreigners who normally brave the inhospitable Afar region are researchers, aid workers and adventure tourists visiting geographical wonders such as the Danakil depression, one of the hottest places on earth with its ancient salt mines and volcanoes.

    Foreign tourists killed in Ethiopia

  • The only foreigners who normally venture into the Afar region are researchers, aid workers and adventure tourists visiting geographical wonders such as the Danakil depression.

    Foreign tourists killed in Ethiopia

  • He longed to get beyond the self, beyond all selves—and so he heads off to Africa, retracing the steps that Wilfred Thesiger recorded in Danakil Diary, which he had been reading in the comfort of his big American house.

    Amateur Barbarians

  • There are, however, many hills and massifs, which range up to 1,300 m as well as outstanding fault-induced depressions, such as the Danakil, lying as low as 160 m below sea level.

    Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands

  • Danakil: Yea seems like a few people would love to see better integration in the panel.

    life at the end of the universe » FolderView is the awesome?! [updated]

  • Danakil: the idea for the future is to make big applets looking like iconified on the desktop, clicking on them, they are opened in a top level window, think about how behaves the device notifier if you put it in the panel as opposed when it is in the desktop.

    life at the end of the universe » FolderView is the awesome?! [updated]

  • Abyssinians and the Danakil, are entirely unknown to the Somal of the plains.

    First footsteps in East Africa

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