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Terminology Corner
Landless

The condition of being without equitable access to, and use of rural or urban land with secure tenure as needed to fulfill one or more human needs and/or human rights.

A person or group living in such a condition (i.e., landlessness) due to any single, or combination of means and factors, including but not limited to:
Discrimination;
Dispossession;
Displacement, including forced eviction;
Denial (of use, access, etc.);
Scarcity of land;
Insufficient capability;
Damage or destruction of land and/or means of access.”



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