Definition of highveld in English:

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highveld

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪvɛlt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[mass noun]
A region of veld situated at a high altitude, especially the region in the north-east of South Africa, between 1200 and 1800 metres (4000 and 6000 feet) above sea level.
Example sentences
  • There are four distinctive levels of terrain: the highveld, middleveld, lowveld, and the Lubombo mountain range.
  • This area includes the Maize Triangle of the eastern highveld and the northeastern Free State in South Africa.
  • He added that the situation in the southern lowveld where Save is located ‘is nowhere near as bad as in the central and northern highveld.’

Origin

Late 19th century: partial translation of Afrikaans hoëveld.

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