Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of minifundium in English:
noun (plural minifundia ˌmɪnɪˈfʌndɪə)
A small farm or property in Latin America, especially one that is too small to support a single family.
- Small landowners, with their small plots of land called minifundia, are gradually being forced out.
- There are many examples throughout Europe, including crofting in northern Scotland, the tanya system in central Hungary, coltura pro-miscua in Italy and minifundia in central and northern Portugal.
- In connection with this, one has to face the challenge of the special problems of the minifundia in order to improve the living conditions for the small farmers.
1950s: modern Latin, or from Spanish minifundio 'smallholding'.
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