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hinterland

[hin-ter-land]
noun
1.
Often, hinterlands. the remote or less developed parts of a country; back country: The hinterlands are usually much more picturesque than the urban areas.
2.
the land lying behind a coastal region.
3.
an area or sphere of influence in the unoccupied interior claimed by the state possessing the coast.
4.
an inland area supplying goods, especially trade goods, to a port.

Origin:
1885–90; < German: literally, hinder land, i.e., land behind

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hinterland (ˈhɪntəˌlænd)
 
n
1.  land lying behind something, esp a coast or the shore of a river
2.  remote or undeveloped areas of a country
3.  an area located near and dependent on a large city, esp a port
 
[C19: from German, from hinter behind + landland; see hinder²]

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hinterland
1890, from Ger. Hinterland, from hinter "behind" + Land "land."
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