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borderland
American English: /ˈbɔrdərˌlænd/
British English: /ˈbɔːdəland/

Translation of borderland in Spanish:

noun

uncountable and countable
  • zona (feminine) fronteriza
    Example sentences
    • Over 60 percent of the settlers came from England's borderlands region surrounding the Irish Sea: the Scottish lowlands, northern Ireland, and the six northern counties of England.
    • The Dee Estuary, the Wirral peninsula and the Welsh borderlands are all within easy access.
    • ‘Coming from the northeast of England and near the Scottish borderlands, I knew a little bit about castles,’ smiles Sylvester.

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