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Developing countries

LC control 85037341
Geographic headingDeveloping countries
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Geographic subdivision usageDeveloping countries
Variant(s)Emerging nations
Fourth World
Global South
Least developed countries
Less developed countries
Newly industrialized countries
Newly industrializing countries
NICs (Newly industrialized countries)
Third World
Underdeveloped areas
Underdeveloped countries
See alsoEconomic development
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Scope noteHere are entered comprehensive works on those countries having relatively low per capita incomes.
This heading may be subdivided by those topical subdivisions used under names of regions, countries, etc., e.g. Developing countries--Economic conditions, and may be used as a geographic subdivision under those topics authorized for local subdivision, e.g. Technology--Developing countries.
Found inUMI business vocab. (Newly industrialized countries use NICs)
BDNE3 (NIC; newly industrialized country)
Third World environmentalism : case studies from the Global South, 1999: CIP pref. (Global South is a new usage replacing Third World, for countries that are developing, are dependent on the rich, high-tech Global North, but hold most of the world's genetic diversity, unique species, and fragile ecosystems)