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a land-use system, esp in tropical Africa, in which a tract of land is cultivated until its fertility diminishes, when it is abandoned until this is restored naturally
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby shifting cultivation
shift, shiftable, shift bid, shifter, shift for oneself, shifting cultivation, shifting spanner, shift key, shiftless, shift lever, shift lock
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How to use shifting cultivation in a sentence
In this manner the habit of shifting cultivation is accorded divine sanction.
The tribe are cultivators and farmservants, and practise shifting cultivation.
One who practises bewar or shifting cultivation in a forest.
They are a backward tribe and practise shifting cultivation on burnt-out patches of forest.
They are practically a forest tribe and carry on shifting cultivation like the Khonds.