My question is: Instead of "this country has many resources", what can I say? This country is abundant in many resources?

  • If you're looking for alternate words to describe an idea, "resources" is not the tag you are looking for. "Synonyms" or "word-definition" might be more appropriate. More to the point though, this verges very closely on being a question on writing advice, rather than on english usage. If you are looking for a single word that means the thing you are describing, say so and tag the question appropriately. – Zibbobz Oct 10 '13 at 15:47
  • You might find this Stack Exchange site useful for future questions: English Language Learners. – J.R. Oct 10 '13 at 16:31

Resource-rich is a good, short adjective phrase that describes a country that is rich in resources.

  • Thank you! Can I say "this region is resource-rich in gas"? – JoshuaFicy Oct 10 '13 at 16:39
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    You could, but it might be more appropriate to say "This region is rich in gas resources", or if you're referring to gas as in petrol, you could say "this region is petrol-rich" to indicate a large amount of petrol belongs to the region. "Gas-rich" would work, but sounds a little awkward and informal. – Zibbobz Oct 10 '13 at 16:45
  • I wasn't aware that petrol comes out of the ground: surely the natural product is oil, from which petrol is produced? – TrevorD Oct 10 '13 at 23:15
  • Yes. Oil would be the actual material that comes out of the ground. I didn't think Petrol would be objected to, because it is still a resource. Just a refined resource. But technically if you want to say that the country specifically has the natural resource of Oil, you would say exactly that. It is "Oil-rich" or "Rich in oil." – Zibbobz Oct 10 '13 at 23:59
  • Word choice is one of my stronger areas. You are quite welcome. – Zibbobz Oct 11 '13 at 13:05

A Resource-Enriched Country can be used here.

  • A good general term for a country that is rich in various resources. – Zibbobz Oct 11 '13 at 13:04

You might say - this country has a wealth of resources.


You could say resource-laden country or This country is richly endowed with resources.

laden: filled with a great quantity


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