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homesteader

noun [C] uk   /ˈhəʊmˌsted.ər/ us    /ˈhoʊmˌsted.ɚ/ US
someone who goes to live and grow crops on land given by the government, especially in the past: In the 1800s, thousands of homesteaders settled on the prairies of the western US.Farmers and farm workers
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