shantytown


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shan·ty·town

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

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

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]
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
Translations
favelle

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)

shantytown

nSlum(vor)stadt f, → Bidonville f

shantytown

[ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn] nbidonville f inv, baraccopoli f inv
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A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown in Brazil's largest city of Sao Paulo leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said on Monday, the Latin American media report.
HH Sheikha, Moza, founder and chairperson of the Education Above All Foundation (the Foundation), on Monday visited two schools in the Rocinha district of Rio de Janeiro, which is the largest favela - or shantytown - in Brazil.
Amid the stench of raw sewage and the shrieks of residents, Francis made his way through the Varginha shantytown, part of a region so violent it's known as the Gaza Strip.
The building, in Old Cairo's shantytown of Abu Qarn, fell apart when a cooking gas canister exploded on Wednesday, the official said.
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From last night, we're in misery," Jean-Gymar Joseph, a resident of the shantytown Cite Soleil, told the Associated Press.
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The relocation project, which will help release important plots of land in central Marrakech, provides for the transfer of military infrastructure and the re-housing of some 3,800 shantytown households in the Youssef Ibn Tachfine camp, which spans over an area of 270 hectares owned by ALEM.