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A small farm or property in Latin America, especially one that is too small to support a single family.
- ‘The landscape around Vigo is very picturesque, with pine and eucalyptus covered hills and lush green valleys with typical minifundia where the campesinos produce the traditional Galician wines.’
- ‘In connection with this, one has to face the challenge of the special problems of the minifundia in order to improve the living conditions for the small farmers.’
- ‘Small landowners, with their small plots of land called minifundia, are gradually being forced out.’
- ‘Restrictions on property rights were so abundant and legal frameworks so dodgy that a few years later Bolivia had to import food because its unproductive minifundia were useless.’
- ‘There are many examples throughout Europe, including crofting in northern Scotland, the tanya system in central Hungary, coltura pro-miscua in Italy and minifundia in central and northern Portugal.’
1950s: modern Latin, or from Spanish minifundio smallholding.
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