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Meaning of "bidonville" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BIDONVILLE

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PRONUNCIATION OF BIDONVILLE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BIDONVILLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bidonville is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BIDONVILLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bidonville

Shanty town

A shanty town is a settlement of plywood, corrugated metal, sheets of plastic, and cardboard boxes. They are usually found on the periphery of cities, public parks, or near railroad tracks, rivers, lagoons or city trash dump sites. Sometimes called a squatter, informal or spontaneous settlement, shanty towns often lack proper sanitation, safe water supply, electricity, hygienic streets, or other basic human necessities. Shanty towns are mostly found in developing nations, but also in some parts of developed nations.

Definition of bidonville in the English dictionary

The definition of bidonville in the dictionary is a shanty town.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BIDONVILLE

biddy-biddies
biddy-biddy
bide
bide a wee
bide by
bide one´s time
bident
bidental
bidentate
bider
bidet
bidgee-widgee
bidialectal
bidialectalism
bidie-in
biding
bidirectional
bidirectionally
bidon

WORDS THAT END LIKE BIDONVILLE

Abbeville
Brazzaville
Congo-Brazzaville
Deauville
Evansville
Granville
Grenville
Huntsville
Jacksonville
Joinville
Knoxville
Louisville
Mandeville
Melville
Nashville
Oakville
Seville
Somerville
taille
Townsville
Woodville

Synonyms and antonyms of bidonville in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bidonville» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BIDONVILLE

Find out the translation of bidonville to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bidonville from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bidonville» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

bidonville
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bidonville
570 millions of speakers

English

bidonville
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

bidonville
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

bidonville
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

bidonville
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bidonville
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

bidonville
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bidonville
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bidonville
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bidonville
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

bidonville
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

bidonville
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bidonville
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

bidonville
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

bidonville
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बिदोनविले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bidonville
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bidonville
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bidonville
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

bidonville
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bidonville
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

bidonville
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

bidonville
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

bidonville
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

bidonville
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bidonville

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BIDONVILLE»

The term «bidonville» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.934 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BIDONVILLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bidonville

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BIDONVILLE»

Discover the use of bidonville in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bidonville and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World
Descloitres, Algérie des Bidonvilles, 70, shows the similarity in cellular form between the bidonville of Mahied- dine and the Casbah of Algiers. 7. Isabelle Herpin and Serge Santelli, Bidonville à Nanterre: Étude Architecturale (Paris: Ministère ...
Hafid Gafaiti, 2009
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The Hieroglyphics of Space: Reading and Experiencing the ...
Il a construit une autre baraque à l'intérieur de sa baraque et petit à petit, il la faisait glisser dehors de dix centimètres par semaine, comme le couvercle d'une boîte, il a gagné un mètre' (Lefort, Du bidonville à l'expulsion, p. 72). 'Thus a North ...
Neil Leach, 2005
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Palmora
Now can you tell me how the things that happened in Bidonville were never made public or appeared in the Daly Gull? “What happens in Bidonville is of no interest to your kind. I don't mean that in a hateful way, it's just the way it is Alysha.
Julian W. Schuetz, 2013
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Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular ...
system.7 The second group of North African architects, the CIAM-Algiers group under the leadership of architects Roland Simounet and Michel Emery, presented the so-called Bidonville Mahieddine Grid, that focused on the bidonville ...
Jean-Francois Lejeune, Michelangelo Sabatino, 2009
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Past Forward: French Cinema and the Post-Colonial Heritage
Apart from the sense of the invisibility of those who live in the bidonvilles to the wider society, the film includes a scene of police demolishing a home in the bidonville, which, in turn, suggests state efforts to deny or demolish that space.
Dayna Oscherwitz, 2010
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Migrants in Modern France
Life in a bidonville is something you never forget.' (Lefort 1980, p. 49) However, not all reactions to the bidonvilles from their inhabitants, either at the time or afterwards, were wholly negative. For one thing, the bidonville allowed family ...
Philip E. Ogden, Paul White, 2002
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The Hamadsha: A Study in Moroccan Ethnopsychiatry
The single thing he had in common with other people in his bidonville was devotion to the Hamadsha. It is not unusual to find that many of the shantytown devotees were actually inactive as Hamadsha before coming to the city. Although their ...
Vincent Crapanzano, 1973
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French Like Us? Municipal Policies and North African ...
For the students, the North African bidonville residents represented a strong source for revolutionary support. Various student groups offered aid and relief to the bidonvilliers in May-June 1968: one helped to dispose of the trash that went ...
Melissa K. Byrnes, 2008
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Islamic Dilemmas: Reformers, Nationalists, Industrialization ...
The litanies and practices of the urban zauiyas are restrained and sober, while in the bidonville performances of the hadra tend to be dramatic, intense^and violent . It can be argued that involvement as devotees (muhibbin) of the Hamadsha ...
Ernest Gellner, 1985
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Slum[e]scape: A Challenge for Sustainable Development ...
Le. bidonville: phénomène. naturel,. oeuvre. ou. processus? Are architects and planners part of the solution or the. Marc Gossé La crise alimentaire mondiale actuelle a et aura certainement, outre des effets directs – comme les émeutes de la ...
Francesca De Filippi, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BIDONVILLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bidonville is used in the context of the following news items.
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L'inquiétante reprise de l'épidémie d'Ebola au Sierra Leone
A la suite de ces premières contaminations signalées à Freetown depuis trois semaines, une partie du bidonville a été placée en quarantaine, ... «Slate Afrique, Jun 15»
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Penser et prendre en charge la "question Rrom"
La délégation interministérielle à l'habitation et au logement (DIHAL) estimait ainsi que ce sont 17 451 personnes qui vivaient en bidonville en ... «Le Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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Colère dans un bidonville à Accra
Des milliers d'habitants du plus grand bidonville de la capitale ghanéenne Accra, sont descendus dans la rue lundi pour protester contre la ... «BBC Afrique, Jun 15»
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Le plan Cazeneuve aux frontières de la droite
... difficulté réelle, c'est la gestion de 3 000 personnes dans un bidonville imposé par l'État mais sans infrastructure », fustige Christian Salomé, ... «L'Humanité, Jun 15»
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Protestations à Cité Soleil après la mort d'un chef de gang dans des …
Ils menacent d'empêcher la tenue des élections à Cité Soleil si les casques bleus de l'ONU restent dans le plus vaste bidonville de l'aire ... «Radio Kiskeya, Jun 15»
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Race, caste and gender in France
They accepted the hardest jobs, the lowest salaries and being penned into the bidonville slums. Their only goal was to be able to send money ... «Open Democracy, Jun 15»
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Le campement de migrants de La Chapelle à Paris évacué
... Somaliens ou Egyptiens, s'entassaient depuis des mois sur ce campement tenant du bidonville, dans un quartier populaire du nord de Paris, ... «leJDD.fr, Jun 15»
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Camp de migrants à la Chapelle : un bidonville au cœur de Paris
Près de 400 migrants, venus essentiellement de la corne de l'Afrique, vivent aujourd'hui entassés dans un campement sauvage installé à la ... «FRANCE 24, May 15»
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Opération de relogement : Les mécontents déclenchent des émeutes
A Oued El Kerma, les occupants du bidonville connu sous le nom de Ramli ont pris d'assaut l'autoroute menant vers Blida, provoquant ainsi un ... «El Watan, May 15»
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Ciudadanos pourrait faire basculer les municipales
La scène se passe aux portes de Madrid, dans le quartier de la Cañada Real Galiana, une sorte de long bidonville où cohabitent des ... «24heures.ch, May 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Bidonville [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bidonville>. Sep 2019 ».
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