Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch bovenland), bo upper + land land, region; an area of the Western Cape.
Usually attributive,designating places in and characteristic of the area of the Western Cape lying to the west of the Hex River Mountains.
[1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 88Over the whole colony the words boven (upper), and boven-land, are used to signify those parts of it which are nearer to Cape Town, and often Cape Town itself; while onder (under), and onderveld, are the terms applied in contradistinction.]
1950H.C. Bosman inS. GrayMakapan’s Caves (1987) 141I think of a little Boland dorp with white houses and water furrows at the side of the streets and oak-trees.
1968H. Fransen inD.J. OppermanSpirit of Vine 200We arrive at the typical Boland wine cellar: a long thatched building..next to the homestead..grouped with the other outbuildings on the werf and provided with gables like the dwelling.
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