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[in-suh l-burg, -zuh l-] /ˈɪn səlˌbɜrg, -zəl-/
noun, Physical Geography
1.
monadnock (def 1).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < German, equivalent to Insel island + Berg mountain
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inselberg

/ˈɪnzəlˌbɜːɡ/
noun
1.
an isolated rocky hill rising abruptly from a flat plain
Word Origin
from German, from Insel island + Berg mountain
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Encyclopedia Article for inselberg

(from German Insel, "island," and Berg, "mountain"), isolated hill that stands above well-developed plains and appears not unlike an island rising from the sea. The early German explorers of southern Africa were impressed by such features, and they dubbed the domed or castlelike highlands inselbergs. Spectacular examples include Ayers Rock and the Olga Rocks in central Australia.

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