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 for hinterland
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hinterland \hin"ter*land`\, n. [G.; hinter behind + land land.]
     a remote and undeveloped area; originally, the land or region
     lying behind the coast district. The term is used esp. with
     reference to the so-called
  
     doctrine of the hinterland, sometimes advanced, that
        occupation of the coast supports a claim to an exclusive
        right to occupy, from time to time, the territory lying
        inland of the coast.
  
     Syn: backwoods, back country, boondocks.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hinterland
      n 1: a remote and undeveloped area [syn: backwoods, back
           country, boondocks, hinterland]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "hinterland":
     airspace, area, arena, back, back country, backcountry, backdrop,
     background, backwash, backwater, backwoods, belt, boondock,
     boondocks, borderland, brush, bush, bush country, bushveld,
     confines, continental shelf, corridor, country, department,
     distance, district, division, environs, field, forests, frontier,
     ground, heartland, inland, inlands, interior, land, locale,
     midland, midlands, milieu, mise-en-scene, neighborhood,
     offshore rights, outback, outpost, part, parts, place, precincts,
     premises, purlieus, quarter, rear, region, salient, scene, section,
     setting, soil, space, stage, stage set, stage setting, sticks,
     terrain, territory, the bush, theater, three-mile limit, timbers,
     twelve-mile limit, uninhabited region, up-country, vicinage,
     vicinity, virgin land, virgin territory, wasteland, wild West,
     wilderness, wilds, woodlands, woods, zone
  
  

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