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an agricultural laborer in Arab countries

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Some of the fellahin who ventured out beyond the borders of the village were never seen again.
When many fellahin were killed in Joulis during the war, Abu Ghanim fought a brave fight and somehow survived.
Moreover, when positions were available, fellahin graduates discovered that university credentials were frequently unable to overcome Upper Egyptian class bias or the general prejudice against southerners in other parts of the country.
Other developments in the 1970s placed Upper Egypt's fellahin under increasing pressures.
Most of its membership, he notes, "originally came from the fellahin.
In each region an identifiable sub-group - the peasant/Indians of Chiapas and the fellahin of Upper Egypt - traditionally occupied the base of the socioeconomic pyramid and was perceived as inherently inferior by the higher social orders.
Whether in the shanty towns that urbanization brought to the outskirts of San Cristobal or in the poorer neighborhoods of Cairo, peasant Chiapanecos and Upper Egyptian fellahin were likely to find that deprivation still accompanied them.
Upper Egyptian fellahin also benefited from Nasser's educational policies and, after the early 1970s, from opportunities to work abroad.
During the same period, Upper Egypt's fellahin faced reduced possibilities of engaging in migratory labor as the oil economies of the Gulf contracted.