hinterland


hin·ter·land

noun \ˈhin-tər-ˌland, -lənd\

: an area that is not close to any cities or towns : a remote region

Full Definition of HINTERLAND

1
:  a region lying inland from a coast
2
a :  a region remote from urban areas
b :  a region lying beyond major metropolitan or cultural centers

Examples of HINTERLAND

  1. <the colonies hugged the coastline, while the hinterland remained largely unexplored>

Origin of HINTERLAND

German, from hinter hinder + Land
First Known Use: 1890

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