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in·sel·berg

 (ĭn′səl-bŭrg′, -zəl-)
n.

[German : Insel, island (from Middle High German insule, from alteration of Old High German isila, probably from Vulgar Latin *īsula; see isle) + Berg, mountain (from Middle High German berc, from Old High German berg; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots).]

inselberg

(ˈɪnzəlˌbɜːɡ)
n
(Physical Geography) an isolated rocky hill rising abruptly from a flat plain
[from German, from Insel island + Berg mountain]
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In South Africa, several species are confined to single isolated inselbergs or outcrops (Goode, 2001 ; Donaldson, 2008).
wolfi, on inselbergs (isolated rocky outcrops on mountaintops) in South Africa.
The relief is represented by erosive-accumulative glacis whose altitude decreases from the feet of the surrounding heights and interior inselbergs to the centre of the depression and the lake level (that is, from 100 m to 0 m).
Estas unidades podem ocorrer na forma de inselbergs florestados, caracterizados por relevos residuais de destaque na paisagem regional extremamente aplainada, sob o dominio das Campinaranas.
Throughout this paper I refer to the inhabitants of the mountains, piedmonts and the surrounding inselbergs and nearby plains as 'montagnards', (2) descendants of small populations speaking closely related Chadic (Afro-Asiatic) languages who occupied the region in the first and early second millennium AD.
Casimcea Plateau (located in the central-east), is a remnant of slightly wavy and raised pediplen, with outcrops of green schists ("coltani") in valleys and inselbergs, parasitized by thick loess blankets in which the valleys have been deepened recently.
Herbaceous vegetation of seasonally wet habitats on inselbergs and lateritic crusts in West and Central Africa.
Seguindo a trama, Dora e Josue partem do Rio de Janeiro em direcao a cidade (imaginaria e metonimica) de Bom Jesus, no sertao pernambucano, sendo apresentados varios recortes paisagisticos do Brasil desde a metropole nacional ate os sertoes semiaridos da Bahia, com destaque para a paisagem dos celebres campos de inselbergs de Milagres, recorrentes na cinematografia brasileira, como foi visto em Os fuzis.
In this region, inselbergs were a common feature of the landscape, great gneiss granitic islands of rock surrounded by savanna.