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middleveld, noun

Forms:
Formerly also middleveldt; now frequently with initial capital.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans middelveld (middel middle + veld open, undeveloped countryside).
That region between the highveld and the lowveld, mostly lying 600 to 1200 metres above sea level and comprising a wide variety of vegetation and soil types. Also attributive.
Note:
One of the major southern African physiographic regions, the middleveld lies across the northern, north-western and north-eastern parts of the interior, and extends into neighbouring countries. The boundaries of the region, based mainly on altitude and prominent physical features, are not clearly defined.
1878 A. Aylward Tvl of Today 25The same class of progress is everywhere visible..in the nearer and more recently settled district called the ‘Middleveld’ of the Orange Free State.
1988 N. Richards in Fair Lady Mar. 96Divided neatly into four strips — the highveld, middleveld, lowveld and Lubombo range — the scenery in Swaziland appears to do something different around every corner.
That region between the highveld and the lowveld, mostly lying 600 to 1200 metres above sea level and comprising a wide variety of vegetation and soil types. Also attributive.

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