What is another word for the Great Hunger?

4 synonyms found


[ ðə ɡɹˈe͡ɪt hˈʌŋɡə], [ ðə ɡɹˈe‍ɪt hˈʌŋɡə], [ ð_ə ɡ_ɹ_ˈeɪ_t h_ˈʌ_ŋ_ɡ_ə]

The Great Hunger was a catastrophic event in Irish history, also known as the Irish potato famine. It lasted from 1845 to 1852, causing the death of one million people and forcing another million to emigrate. In addition to "the Great Hunger," synonyms for this devastating event include the Irish Famine, the Potato Famine, An Gorta Mór (Irish for "the Great Hunger"), or the Great Famine. Though its effects were felt mainly in Ireland, the Great Hunger had worldwide implications as it prompted massive emigration to other countries, including North America. The legacy of this tragedy still resonates today in Irish culture, politics, and society.

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