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lowveld Line breaks: low|veld
Pronunciation: /ˈləʊvɛlt/

Definition of lowveld in English:


[mass noun]
A region of veld situated at a low altitude, especially the low-lying region of north-eastern South Africa and Swaziland: [as modifier]: a lowveld cattle disease
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  • Vast areas of Mpumalanga lowveld were turned into banana plantations and thus did we export the Lowveld's once exciting scenery.
  • Nearer the coast there is a low-lying plain called the eastern lowveld.
  • One of the best known and most esteemed fish species of the lowveld and bushveld, the Mozambique tilapia, also called the blue kurper or bream in Zimbabwe is now threatened in South Africa.


Partly translating Afrikaans laeveld, from lae 'low' + veld (see veld).

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