lowlander

noun
low·land·er | \ˈlō-lən-dər, -ˌlan-\

Definition of lowlander 

1 capitalized : an inhabitant of the Lowlands of Scotland

2 : a native or inhabitant of a lowland region

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Flemish and lowlander sailors wore large buttons like this one with Friso's image, which attached their shirts to their breeches. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Indy has a button convention; here are stories behind 5 of the most fascinating pieces," 10 Mar. 2018 Local police in our small coastal towns did a great job waking up the lowlanders of their communities and getting them to safety. Anchorage Daily News, "At the warning of the wave in Homer, we pull together," 28 Jan. 2018 This margin is shaved even thinner when local villagers subcontract the work to even poorer lowlanders, who come up to the mountains to work the harvest. John Wendle, National Geographic, "Gravity-Defying Villagers Risk Their Lives for Christmas Trees," 21 Dec. 2017 Phosphocreatine crashed in the lowlanders after two months at altitude. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Sherpas Evolved to Live and Work at Altitude," 24 May 2017 Phosphocreatine crashed in the lowlanders after two months at altitude. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Sherpas May Have Evolved to Live and Work at Altitude," 24 May 2017 The results suggest that the Sherpas' mitochondria, their cells' powerhouses, were more efficient than the lowlanders' mitochondria. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Sherpas May Have Evolved to Live and Work at Altitude," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of lowlander

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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