Outland meaning

out'lănd', -lənd
A foreign land.
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The outlying areas of a country; the provinces.
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Outlying or remote areas; hinterland.
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A foreign land.
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Outlying.
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Foreign.
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Provincial: from a province (of the same land).
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Foreign: from abroad, from a foreign land.
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(used with ethnic nationalities) Living abroad, living in a foreign land, expatriate.
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(especially in the plural) Any outlying area of a country; the provinces.
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Origin of outland

From Old English Å«tland (“foreign land, land abroad"), equivalent to out + land. Use in the phrase "outland German" is influenced by (is a calque of) the German cognate of the same meaning, Auslandsdeutsche (see Ausland). Use in the phrase "outland Chinese" is influenced by (is a calque of) the Chinese term of the same meaning, 華僑 / 华侨 (huáqiáo).