(archaic) A foreign land.
A foreign land.
The outlying areas of a country; the provinces.
Outlying or remote areas; hinterland.
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).