underground settlements

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Scope note
Inhabited places comprising a significant number of dwellings or other structures located entirely, or mostly, underground. Distinguished from "buried settlements," which were constructed above ground but buried afterwards. For one structure or a small number of dwellings underground, use "underground building."
underground settlements
Accepted term: 20-May-2024