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hinterland

1. land lying behind something, esp a coast or the shore of a river
2. remote or undeveloped areas of a country

hinterland

[′hin·tər‚land]
(geology)
The region behind the coastal district.
The terrain on the back of a folded mountain chain.
The moving block which forces geosynclinal sediments toward the foreland.
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At the time both needed each other and today, Cardiff owes its hinterland a debt.
The topics include the carved monuments and inscriptions and their implications for Terminal Classic sociopolitical relationships in the Belize Valley, shifting political dynamics as seen from the palace, the social construction of roads from design to abandonment, landscapes of the hinterlands, the domestic chipped-stone economy of the policy, living in the hinterlands of a provincial polity, and placing Xunantunich and its hinterland settlements in perspective.
Such talent is always rare in both parties and tends to come out of the political hinterlands, often as part of a winning presidential campaign team.
In one, three children in a poor family in Brazil's northeastern hinterlands share one pair among them; when one went to school, the others had to remain at home.
For Mary Lincoln, viewed by capital insiders as a parvenu outsider from the hinterlands out west, securing Madame Keckly's services was the social equivalent of joining the right club," Fleischner writes.
William Harris published Plain Folk and Gentry in a Slave Society: White Liberty and Black Slavery in Augusta's Hinterlands.
He has sent his thugs into the hinterlands threatening farmers and pressing squatters to take over the land.