Definition of landless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlandləs/


(Especially of an agricultural worker) owning no land: much of the rural population of Chile is landless and poverty-stricken the landless peasants were almost entirely dependent on wages for their livelihood (as plural noun the landless) the government pledged to help the landless and the poor
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  • With a large population of landless agricultural workers, the pressure on land is enormous.
  • Debt-driven small farmers and landless workers have left this district in larger numbers this season.
  • The rural poor, especially landless labourers will take a hit five ways, at least.



Example sentences
  • But with poverty and landlessness forcing many villagers and internal refugees elsewhere in Cambodia to move back into mined areas, the need for clearance teams has seldom been stronger.
  • Therefore, increasing landlessness (even in terms of occupancy holdings) of the rural population may also lead to less employment generation in agriculture.
  • Displacement of families owing to development projects, unemployment and landlessness force the migrant to sell his child for labour.

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