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American English: /ˈhaɪlənd/
British English: /ˈhʌɪlənd/

Translation of highland in Spanish:


  • 1
    also: highlands
    tierras (feminine plural) altas
    Example sentences
    • Many areas of both the highlands and the lowlands supported very dense populations prior to the Roman invasion.
    • The topography is a mix of central highlands and peripheral foothills and plains.
    • Both regions enjoy long hot summers and, apart from highland areas like the Cevennes and Pyrennees, mild winters.
  • 2the Highlands
    las or los Highlands
    las tierras altas

adjective (before noun)

  • 1
    de las tierras altas
  • 2
    also: Highland
    (in Scotland)
    de las or los Highlands
    de las tierras altas de Escocia

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