hinterland hinterland  /ˈhɪn tər ˌlænd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a remote and undeveloped area

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He bought a farm in northwest Kenya near Eldoret, a town of some 700 Dutch-speaking Boers who trekked once more into the hinterland when Britain conquered the Transvaal.
  2. In July and August a hot, dry monsoon blows from the blazing Ethiopian hinterland.
  3. Guyana had its own motives in making the commune welcome: it wanted immigrants to develop its hinterland and fortify its border with Venezuela.

News

  1. Hinterland Annual and Special Meeting Results

    Hinterland Metals Inc. announces that at the Annual and Special Meeting of the Shareholders of the Corporation held on June 25, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, the Shareholders of the Corporation:
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Paraglider And Hang Glider Collide In Mid-Air, Hundreds Of Metres Above The Ground [Video]

    The exact moment a hang glider and a paraglider collided in mid-air, hundred of metres above the ground, has been captured on video and has since gone viral. The dramatic and heart-stopping scenes were caught on camera above the Australian Gold Coast hinterland, as another paraglider was capturing his own excursions on Saturday. The clip... Read more » Paraglider And Hang Glider Collide In Mid ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Boise Weekly 2013 Guide to McCall

    What to do, where to go and what to see this summer in McCall by Deanna Darr When Treasure Valley residents need to make a brief escape, there's a hinterland hideaway where mountains, forests and lakes seem a world apart from the daily runaround. It's a place where outdoor recreation and small-town charm go hand-in-hand with open air concerts and fine dining.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Boise Weekly

Quotes

  1. Chairing a meeting of the Trade and Economic Relations Committee here, Dr. Singh said: "The Gulf region, like South-East and South Asia, is part of our natural economic hinterland. We must pursue closer economic relations with all out neighbours in...
    on Jul 27, 2005 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Hindu

  2. "My confidence in Hong Kong's future is buttressed by our advantage in having the Mainland as our hinterland," said John Tsang, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, when delivering the 2009-2010-budget speech at...
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: John Tsang Source: Xinhua

  3. "There have been innumerable incidents of attacks, not only in militancy and insurgency-affected areas...... but also in the form of terrorist attacks and bomb blasts in various parts of the hinterland and major cities," Chidambaram said.
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: P Chidambaram Source: Peninsula On-line

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