Fourth World

Fourth World

noun
the world's most poverty-stricken nations, especially in Africa and Asia, marked by very low GNP per capita and great dependence upon foreign economic aid.


Origin:
1970–75

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Fourth World
 
n
1.  the poorest countries in the most undeveloped parts of the world in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
2.  the poorest people in developed countries

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