platteland

noun

plat·​te·​land
ˈplätəˌlänt
sometimes capitalized
: the isolated rural sections of southern Africa : backveld

Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans, from Dutch, literally, flatland, from platte, plat flat, level, low + land, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German lant land

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“Platteland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platteland. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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