What is another word for shantytown?

31 synonyms found


[ ʃˈantɪtˌa͡ʊn], [ ʃˈantɪtˌa‍ʊn], [ ʃ_ˈa_n_t_ɪ_t_ˌaʊ_n]

Related words: slum, slumtown, shantytowns, slums, slumdog millionaire, poverty, poverty alleviation, shanty towns in the world, overcrowding

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    How to use "Shantytown" in context?

    There is no one definitive answer when it comes to what a shantytown is. Depending on who you ask, a shantytown could be a collection of hastily built, makeshift homes situated nearilities that are either dirty, dangerous, or both.

    The first shantytowns were built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as a way for impoverished laborers to escape the conditions of rural poverty. Over time, shantytowns have evolved and come to encompass a much wider range of lifestyles, from those located in urban areas to those located in rural areas that have been ravaged by natural disasters.

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      • Noun, singular or mass

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