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



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 Originlate 19th cent.: from German, from hinter ‘behind’ + Land ‘land’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hinterland