One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of an agricultural worker) owning no land.
- ‘Debt-driven small farmers and landless workers have left this district in larger numbers this season.’
- ‘While 54 per cent of Brazil's farmland lies idle, millions of landless peasants struggle to survive.’
- ‘Lastly, let us come to the small and marginal farmer, landless labourer and the urban poor.’
- ‘When I was working with landless peasants in Brazil, there was an occupation of land that we accompanied.’
- ‘Migration to the cities is continuous, with landless peasants supplying low-cost labour for industry.’
- ‘It is possible to redistribute land to the landless without setting the country on fire.’
- ‘The SEP advocates that state land be made available to all landless farmers, regardless of their ethnicity.’
- ‘There were government car loan scandals and shameless grabbing of land meant for the landless by officials.’
- ‘Give land to the landless, by all means, but do it in a manner that is fair to all.’
- ‘Impoverished, landless peasants make up a large part of the population.’
- ‘The rural poor, especially landless labourers will take a hit five ways, at least.’
- ‘With a large population of landless agricultural workers, the pressure on land is enormous.’
- ‘More than 80 percent of the voters in the constituency are landless peasants or poor farmers.’
- ‘Over one million landless peasants are fighting for land rights and against a military takeover in the largest province of Punjab.’
- ‘Many landless farmers in Bangladesh come to Dhaka after a flood or a famine hits their villages.’
- ‘Some small farmers and landless peasants have received plots of land, but much of it has gone to wealthy government supporters.’
- ‘The conditions of the landless peasants have become miserable.’
- ‘It is all too frequent to hear stories of landless peasants being lured to remote farms with promises of work only to find themselves caught in a web of enforced work and debt.’
- ‘The number of landless labourers and cottagers soared.’
- ‘They gained support from the Indians and landless peasants by promising to end the abuses committed by landowners.’
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