as in countryside
a rural region that forms the edge of the settled or developed part of a country the colonies hugged the coastline, while the hinterland remained largely unexplored

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“Hinterland.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hinterland. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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