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Apr 16, 2003
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Words derived from many different languages

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sangfroid
dragoman
hinterland
apparat
blighty

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hinterland

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hinterland (HIN-tuhr-land) noun

1. An area behind the coastal region.
2. The remote part of a region, away from the cultural influence of a city; back country.

[From German hinterland, from hinter (hinder) + land (land).]

"Though some Singapore developers are making money in China's real estate market, Singapore can't rely on a vast Chinese hinterland for future markets and growth."
Philip Segal & Richard Borsuk; Hong Kong Solutions; Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong); Mar 20, 2003.

"Wireless is making a difference in the hinterland, too. Paul Baran moved to Kaslo, B.C., in the Kootenay Mountains in 1999 after 20 years working as a journalist in Hong Kong. Until recently, Baran, 53, had to make do with telephone Internet access because no high-speed service was available."
Michael Snider; The Wonders of Wi-Fi; Maclean's (Toronto, Canada); Mar 17, 2003.

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