Definición de backveld en inglés:

backveld

Saltos de línea: back|veld
Pronunciación: /ˈbakfɛlt
 
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sustantivo

(the backveld) South African
Remote country districts, especially when considered to be unsophisticated or conservative.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Thus inducted, these mechanic para-geologists were dispersed through the backveld, each in charge of a drill, and spent a minimum of three years working in a division to acquire experience, reading and boring the local geology.
  • These state-printed-and-distributed texts were an important medium for educating the backveld in geological theory and hydraulic engineering practice.
  • The popular antipathy on the backveld towards geological and engineering science constituted a serious ideological obstacle to state water boring.

Origen

partial translation of Afrikaans agterveld, literally 'back countryside'.

Derivativos

backvelder

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Progressives' preferred image of the diviner was of a ‘knave’ preying on the credulity of ignorant backvelders to defraud them.
  • Apparently this was an attempt by the Backvelders to challenge the enthusiasm of the townspeople in the various centres who had been passing loyal resolutions in favour of the expedition and of confidence in the Union Government.
  • Among the Backvelders there appeared to have been some misunderstanding as to whether the South Africans were subjects or merely friends of the British Government.

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