noun[mass noun] (also lowlands)
- 1Low-lying country: economic power gravitated towards the lowlands [as modifier]: lowland farmingMore example sentences
- In the summer, they breed on marshy, lowland tundra at the northern limits of the boreal forest.
- It features everything from snow-capped mountains and river canyons to the lowlands of the Amazon basin.
- But up in the mountains there are not these extensive areas of lowland tundra where all the birds and the musk oxen can live.
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- Highlanders (those living inland, particularly in mountain areas) tend to see lowlanders (those living in the cities and towns around the coast) as untrustworthy and Westernized.
- The valleys have not lost their character but agricultural and industrial changes have depopulated some areas and opened others to an influx of lowlanders seeking holiday and retirement homes.
- Then a civil war in 1994 brought an influx of lowlanders with malaria to Karuzi.
More definitions of lowlandDefinition of lowland in:
- The US English dictionary