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shan·ty·town

 (shăn′tē-toun′)
n.
A town or a section of a town consisting chiefly of shacks.
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shantytown

(ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn)
n
(Human Geography) a town or section of a town or city inhabited by very poor people living in shanties, esp in a developing country
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shan•ty•town

(ˈʃæn tiˌtaʊn)

n.
a town or section of a town or city where there are many poor people living in shanties.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shantytown - a city district inhabited by people living in huts and shanties
slum, slum area - a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
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Translations
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shantytown

[ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn] Nchabolas fpl (Sp), villa f miseria (Mex), (población f) callampa f (Chile), ciudad f perdida (Mex), colonia f proletaria (Mex), pueblo m joven (Peru), cantegriles mpl (Uru), ranchitos mpl (Ven)
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shantytown

nSlum(vor)stadt f, → Bidonville f
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shantytown

[ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn] nbidonville f inv, baraccopoli f inv
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He said 50 to 60% of the city live in shantytowns. There is no town planning on how to develop low-income areas, said Zaidi, adding that half of the KPT and Railway department's land has been encroached upon.
The shantytowns in Third World cities are produced by migrants from the rural areas flocking to the urban centers in search of a better life.
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He said the fish most likely died because of insufficient oxygen due to pollutants and untreated human waste flowing into the lagoon from nearby condominiums and sprawling shantytowns.
Banish plastic from the gutted soil, spare Earth the shantytowns;
Entrepreneurs in the Department's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) are working to create innovations that could warn people about fires in their shantytowns, provide affordable textbooks for students and help farmers turn vegetable waste into a commodity.
An estimated 11 million Roma are scattered across Europe today, many poor and living in illegal shantytowns or as undocumented immigrants.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis, dubbed the ''slum pope'' for his work with the poor, received a rapturous welcome Thursday from one of Rio's most violent shantytowns and demanded the world's wealthy end the injustices that have left the poor on the margins of society.
At least five shantytowns inhabited by the Dom community and a vehicle were damaged in the fire, which broke out midday.