noun, sometimes capitalized
plat·​te·​land | \ ˈplätəˌlänt \

Definition of platteland

: the isolated rural sections of southern Africa : backveld

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History and Etymology for platteland

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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