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veld

Syllabification: veld
Pronunciation: /velt
 
/
(also veldt)

Definition of veld in English:

noun

Open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa. It is conventionally classified by altitude into highveld, middleveld, and lowveld.
Example sentences
  • South Africa's eastern coastal zone has relatively high rainfall, but the western veld tapers into the Kalahari desert.
  • Klipriviersberg, in the south, has 680 hectares of open veld and unspoilt koppies for hiking.
  • In the west are well-watered hills, rich in iron ore, from which run several rivers to the dry veld in the middle of the country.

Origin

Afrikaans, from Dutch, literally 'field'.

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