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Pronunciation:  'hintur`land

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a remote and undeveloped area

HINTERLAND is a 10 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: back country, backwoods, boondocks
 See Also: country, rural area



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hin"ter*land`\, n. [G.; hinter behind + land land.]
The land or region lying behind the coast district. The term
is used esp. with reference to the so-called

{doctrine of the hinterland}, sometimes advanced, that
   occupation of the coast supports a claim to an exclusive
   right to occupy, from time to time, the territory lying
   inland of the coast.

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