Definition of platteland in English:

platteland

Line breaks: platte|land
Pronunciation: /ˈplatəland/

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South African

noun

[mass noun]
Remote country districts: better farming is the key to stopping people moving from the platteland to the cities

adjective

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Belonging to or characteristic of remote country districts; rustic: he spoke in strong platteland Afrikaans

Origin

Afrikaans, literally 'flat land'.

Derivatives

plattelander

noun

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