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1also highlandsAn area of high or mountainous land.‘the highlands of Madagascar’[as modifier] ‘a highland region of Vietnam’
uplands, highlands, mountains, hills, heights, moors, hilly country, mountainous regionplateau, upland, tableland, mesa, elevated plain, ridgewoldsView synonyms
- ‘Up here, where the road climbed into the highlands, the land was barren.’
- ‘These species occur mainly in montane forests and grasslands in the south-eastern highlands of the country.’
- ‘It lives in arid and semi-arid areas with little vegetation, preferring highlands and rocky landscapes.’
- ‘The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola and flows inland, never to reach the sea.’
- ‘The traditional homeland of the Amhara people is the central highland plateau of Ethiopia.’
- ‘These insects are found in rain forests, highlands, and deserts such as the Persian Gulf.’
- ‘The coastal population is thinly clustered in villages, but over one-third of the total population live in highland valleys.’
- ‘Rice is the staple food except among those in highland areas where rice is difficult to grow.’
- ‘The Pech and Jicaque people live in some of the more remote areas in the central highlands.’
- ‘In some parts of the highlands, villages are separated by valleys and mountain ridges.’
- ‘Many areas of both the highlands and the lowlands supported very dense populations prior to the Roman invasion.’
- ‘In the south-east the land rises from the Sambre-Meuse valley to the highlands of the Ardennes.’
- ‘The topography is a mix of central highlands and peripheral foothills and plains.’
- ‘The central highland region is temperate, and nights can get chilly.’
- ‘Both regions enjoy long hot summers and, apart from highland areas like the Cevennes and Pyrennees, mild winters.’
- ‘The foundation of the Bolivian diet in the Andean highlands or altiplano is the potato.’
- ‘The highland regions were absorbed into the Incan Empire less than a hundred years before the Spanish conquest in 1532.’
- ‘Most Spanish speakers live in the Pacific lowlands and central highlands.’
- ‘The first stop on the tourist route out of the city is the hill town of Dalat in the southern central highlands.’
- ‘The highlands have rugged terrain that is difficult to cultivate.’
2the HighlandsThe mountainous part of Scotland, north of Glasgow, often associated with Gaelic culture.[as modifier] ‘a Highland regiment’
Old English hēahlond a high promontory (see high, land).
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