Global South

or glob·al south

[ gloh-buhl south ]

  1. the low- or middle-income countries located in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania; Third World: The article argues that poverty in the Global South stems from European exploitation of its natural resources.

Origin of Global South

First recorded in 1965–70; not literally referring to the Southern Hemisphere, but continuing the 20th century contrasts between the wealthy industrial north and the poverty-stricken agricultural south, and probably beginning with Antonio Gramsci’s essay “The Southern Question” (1926), in which he argued southern Italy had, in effect, been colonized by capitalists from northern Italy

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