non-industrial

   poor and relatively uncivilized
   One of the long line of euphemisms adopted to avoid offending post-colonial rulers:
    'Civilized' and 'primitive' were to be replaced by 'industrial' and 'nonindustrial'. (Daily Telegraph, 12 May 1993, quoting a document issued by Leeds Metropolitan University)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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