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A town or a section of a town consisting chiefly of shacks.
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(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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a town or section of a town or city where there are many poor people living in shanties.
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shantytown[ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn] N → chabolas 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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