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the outskirts

plural noun /ˈɑʊtˌskɜrts/
the outer area of a city or town
Translations of “the outskirts”
in Korean 외곽의…
in Arabic أطْراف المَدينة…
in Portuguese a periferia…
in Catalan els afores…
in Japanese 郊外の…
in Italian la periferia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 市郊,郊區…
in Russian окраина, окрестности…
in Turkish kenar mahalleler, gecekondu bölgeleri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 市郊,郊区…
in Polish przedmieścia, peryferie…
(Definition of the outskirts from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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