Definition of hinterland noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hinterland

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɪntəlænd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪntərlænd//
 
[usually singular]
 
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the areas of a country that are away from the coast, from the banks of a large river or from the main cities the rural/agricultural hinterland Word Origin late 19th cent.: from German, from hinter ‘behind’ + Land ‘land’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hinterland