Definition of Fourth World in English:

Fourth World


  • Those countries and communities considered to be the poorest and most underdeveloped of the Third World.

    • ‘When the Fourth World views the First World through the medium of television, it is exposed to a strange world most know very little about.’
    • ‘Societies low on both measures, particularly the Fourth World of the very poorest countries in Africa and Asia, score low not necessarily because of conscious choice but because of lack of means of production and lack of spending power.’
    • ‘However, this view has increasingly come under pressure from ecology, animal rights and Fourth World movements.’