Origin of shantytown
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Examples from the Web for shantytown
The smells waft through the shantytown of tents and tires known as the Maidan, the main square in Kiev.My Walk Through Kiev's Maidan Square
April 6, 2014
Shantytown succeeds both as a compelling modern noir and a revealing depiction of life in the third world.
In Shantytown, the titular slum of Buenos Aires is the backdrop for a series of killings that threaten the entire community.
Shantytown, a crime novella first published in 1998, is the latest.
Then one day on set, three slum girls came to watch the crew film in their shantytown.The Slumdog Stylist
November 22, 2008
I came to my senses in one of the bedrooms of the Shantytown Hotel.The Blunders of a Bashful Man
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
Those kids probably live in the shantytown we passed this morning.
They made it in the shantytown and fortified it with fruits, like a Belgian beer.
He got back in his car and peeled across the road to the shantytown and the guesthouse.
They got in the car and drove across the road to the shantytown.
- a town or section of a town or city inhabited by very poor people living in shanties, esp in a developing country
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Word Origin and History for shantytown
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