Definition of Fourth World
(noun) Umbrella term used to describe various groups from diverse backgrounds, cultures and societies who are stigmatized, voiceless or underrepresented.
Etymology of Fourth World
- Coined by Mbuto Milando and used in George Manuel’s (1921–1989) work The Fourth World: An Indian Reality (1974).
Fourth World Pronunciation
Syllabification: fourth world
- American English – /fORth wUHRld/
- British English – /fAWth wUHRld/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /fɔrθ wɜrld/
- British English – /fɔːθ wɜːld/
- Plural: Fourth Worlds
- Word origin of “fourth” and “world” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Cite the Definition of Fourth World
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Fourth World.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 1, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/fourth-world/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
Fourth World. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/fourth-world/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Fourth World.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 1, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/fourth-world/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“Fourth World.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 1 Apr. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/fourth-world/>.