One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A region of veld situated at an intermediate altitude, especially the region in north-eastern South Africa, between 900 and 1200 m (3000 and 4000 ft) above sea level.
- ‘The eastern side definitely has malaria, and it is said that the western side doesn't, and the middleveld is anybody's guess.’
- ‘There are four distinctive levels of terrain: the highveld, middleveld, lowveld, and the Lubombo mountain range.’
- ‘The western section of the plateau, the middleveld, also descends towards the west and varies in elevation between the highveld and bushveld.’
- ‘The pattern of crop residue utilisation was examined by monitoring cattle grazing activities in 20 homesteads in the middleveld over a period of 8 months.’
- ‘On either side of this is the middleveld which is between 600 m and 1,200 m above sea level.’
- ‘These are the highveld, upper middleveld, lower middleveld and lowveld.’
- ‘The middleveld, land of 900m - 1200m above sea-level, flanks the highveld; it is most extensive in the north-west.’
Late 19th century: partial translation of Afrikaans middelveld.
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