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in·hab·i·tant

 (ĭn-hăb′ĭ-tənt)
n.
One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident: the inhabitants of a fishing village; snakes, lizards, and other inhabitants of the desert.

inhabitant

(ɪnˈhæbɪtənt)
n
a person or animal that is a permanent resident of a particular place or region
inˈhabitancy, inˈhabitance n

in•hab•it•ant

(ɪnˈhæb ɪ tənt)

n.
a person or animal that inhabits a place, esp. as a permanent resident.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]

inhabitant

  • infernal - An inhabitant of the underworld can be called an infernal.
  • sherpa - Literally means "inhabitant of an eastern country."
  • aborigine - From Classical Latin meaning "ancestors," it was spelled with a capital A as the name of the primeval Romans; the first people called aborigines were the original inhabitants of Italy and Greece and aborigine was specifically applied to the inhabitants of a country ab origine, "from the beginning."
  • sylvans - Natives or inhabitants of forests or woods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhabitant - a person who inhabits a particular placeinhabitant - a person who inhabits a particular place
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Aussie, Australian - a native or inhabitant of Australia
Austronesian - a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
New Zealander, Kiwi - a native or inhabitant of New Zealand
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Alsatian - a native or inhabitant of Alsace
borderer - an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England)
cottage dweller, cottager - someone who lives in a cottage
easterner - an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.
Galilaean, Galilean - an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
Hittite - a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC
island-dweller, islander - an inhabitant of an island
landlubber, landman, landsman - a person who lives and works on land
Latin - an inhabitant of ancient Latium
liver - someone who lives in a place; "a liver in cities"
marcher - an inhabitant of a border district
Nazarene - an inhabitant of Nazareth
Northerner - an inhabitant of the North
Numidian - an inhabitant of ancient Numidia
Occidental - a native inhabitant of the Occident
Philistine - a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC
Phrygian - a native or inhabitant of Phrygia
plainsman - an inhabitant of a plains region (especially the Great Plains of North America)
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
earthling, earthman, tellurian, worldling - an inhabitant of the earth
Trinidadian - inhabitant or native of Trinidad
villager - one who has lived in a village most of their life
westerner - an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.

inhabitant

noun occupant, resident, citizen, local, native, tenant, inmate, dweller, occupier, denizen, indigene, indweller the inhabitants of Glasgow

Inhabitants

PlaceInhabitant
AberdeenAberdonian
AfghanistanAfghan
AlabamaAlabaman or Alabamian
AlaskaAlaskan
AlbaniaAlbanian
AlbertaAlbertan
AlgeriaAlgerian
AlsaceAlsatian
American continentAmerican
American SamoaAmerican Samoan
AmsterdamAmsterdammer
AnatoliaAnatolian
AndorraAndorran
AngolaAngolan
AnjouAngevin
AntiguaAntiguan
ArgentinaArgentine or Argentinian
ArizonaArizonan
ArkansasArkansan or (informal) Arkie
ArmeniaArmenian
AsiaAsian
AssamAssamese
AssyriaAssyrian
AustraliaAustralian or (informal) Aussie
AustriaAustrian
AzerbaijanAzerbaijani or Azeri
BabylonBabylonian
BahamasBahamian
BahrainBahraini
BangladeshBangladeshi
BaliBalinese
BarbadosBarbadian, Bajan (informal), or Bim (informal)
BarbudaBarbudan or Barbudian
BavariaBavarian
Belarus or ByelorussiaBelarussian or Byelorussian
BelauBelauan
BelgiumBelgian
BeninBeninese or Beninois
BerlinBerliner
BhutanBhutanese
BirminghamBrummie
BohemiaBohemian
BoliviaBolivian
BordeauxBordelais
the BordersBorderer
BosniaBosnian
BostonBostonian or (U.S. slang) Bean-eater
BotswanaBotswanan
BrazilBrazilian
BristolBristolian
BrittanyBreton
British ColumbiaBritish Columbian
BulgariaBulgarian
BurgundyBurgundian
Burkina-FasoBurkinabe
BurmaBurmese
BurundiBurundian
ByzantiumByzantine
CaliforniaCalifornian
CambridgeCantabrigian
CambodiaCambodian
CameroonCameroonian
CanadaCanadian or (informal) Canuck
Canada, Maritime ProvincesDowneaster
Cape VerdeCape Verdean
CastileCastilian
CataloniaCatalan
the CaucasusCaucasian
Cayman IslandsCayman Islander
ChadChadian or Chadean
ChicagoChicagoan
ChileChilean
ChinaChinese
CircassiaCircassian
ColombiaColombian
ColoradoColoradan
ConnecticutNutmegger
CorkCorkonian
Comoros IslandsComorian
Congo RepublicCongolese
CornwallCornishman, Cornishwoman
CorsicaCorsican
Costa RicaCosta Rican
Côte d'IvoireIvorian or Ivorean
CroatiaCroat or Croatian
CubaCuban
CumbriaCumbrian
CyprusCypriot
Czech RepublicCzech
CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovak or Czechoslovakian
DelawareDelawarean
DenmarkDane
DelphiPythian
DevonDevonian
DjiboutiDjiboutian or Djiboutien
DominicaDominican
Dominican RepublicDominican
DublinDubliner
DundeeDundonian
East TimorEast Timorese
EcuadorEcuadorean or Ecuadoran
EdinburghEdinburgher
EgyptEgyptian
El SalvadorSalvadoran, Salvadorean, or Salvadorian
EnglandEnglishman, Englishwoman
EphesusEphesian
EstoniaEstonian
EritreaEritrean
EthiopiaEthiopian
Equatorial GuineaEquatorian
EritreaEritrean
EstoniaEstonian
EthiopiaEthiopian
EuropeEuropean
EuzkadiBasque
Faeroe IslandsFaeroese
Falkland IslandsFalkland Islanders or Falklander
FifeFifer
FijiFijian
FinlandFinn
FlandersFleming
FlorenceFlorentine
FloridaFloridian
FranceFrenchman, Frenchwoman
French GuianaGuianese
FrieslandFrisian
FriuiliFriulian
GabonGabonese
GaliciaGalician
GalileeGalilean
GallowayGallovidian
GalwayGalwegian
GambiaGambian
GasconyGascon
GenoaGenoese
Georgia (country)Georgian
Georgia (U.S. state)Georgian
GermanyGerman
GhanaGhanaian or Ghanian
GlasgowGlaswegian
GreeceGreek
GreenlandGreenlander
GrenadaGrenadian
GuamGuamanian
GuatemalaGuatemalan
GuineaGuinean
GuyanaGuyanese or Guyanan
HaitiHaitian
HawaiiHawaiian
HavanaHabanero
HesseHessian
HungaryHungarian or Magyar
HondurasHonduran
Hyderabad stateMulki
IbizaIbizan
IcelandIcelander
IdahoIdahoan
IllinoisIllinoian or Illinoisian
IndiaIndian
IndianaIndianan, Indianian, or (informal) Hoosier
IndonesiaIndonesian
IowaIowan
IranIranian
IraqIraqi
IrelandIrishman, Irishwoman
IsraelIsraeli
ItalyItalian
JamaicaJamaican
JapanJapanese
JavaJavanese
JordanJordanian
KansasKansan
KareliaKarelian
KazakhstanKazakh
Kent (East)Man, Woman of Kent
Kent (West)Kentish Man, Woman
KentuckyKentuckian
KenyaKenyan
KirghiziaKirghiz
KoreaKorean
KuwaitKuwaiti
LancashireLancastrian
LancasterLancastrian
LaosLaotian
LatviaLatvian or Lett
LebanonLebanese
LiberiaLiberian
LibyaLibyan
LiechtensteinLiechtensteiner
Lincolnshireyellow belly (dialect)
LithuaniaLithuanian
LiverpoolLiverpudlian or (informal) Scouse or Scouser
LombardyLombard
LondonLondoner or Cockney
Los AngelesAngeleno
LouisianaLouisianan or Louisianian
LuxembourgLuxembourger
LyonLyonnais
MacaoMacaonese
MacedoniaMacedonian
MadagascarMadagascan or Malagasy
MadridMadrileño, Madrileña
MaineMainer or Downeaster
MajorcaMajorcan
MalawiMalawian
MalayaMalayan
MalaysiaMalaysian
Maldive IslandsMaldivian
MaltaMaltese
Man, Isle ofManxman, Manxwoman
ManchesterMancunian
ManitobaManitoban
Marquesas IslandsMarquesan
MarsMartian
MarseillesMarsellais
Marshall IslandsMarshall Islander
MartiniqueMartiniquean
MarylandMarylander
MassachusettsBay Stater
MauritaniaMauritanian
MauritiusMauritian
MelanesiaMelanesian
MelbourneMelburnian
MexicoMexican
MichiganMichigander, Michiganite, or Michiganian
MicronesiaMicronesian
MilanMilanese
MinnesotaMinnesotan
MississippiMississippian
MissouriMissourian
MoldaviaMoldavian
MonacoMonegasque
MongoliaMongolian
MontanaMontanan
MontenegroMontenegrin
MontserratMontserratian
MoraviaMoravian
MoroccoMoroccan
MoscowMuscovite
MozambiqueMozambican
NamibiaNamibian
NauruNauruan
NaplesNeapolitan
NebraskaNebraskan
the NetherlandsDutchman, Dutchwoman
New BrunswickNew Brunswicker
Newcastle upon TyneGeordie
New EnglandNew Englander or (informal) Yankee or Downeaster
NewfoundlandNewfoundlander or (informal) Newfie
Newfoundland fishing villageOutporter
New HampshireNew Hampshirite
New JerseyNew Jerseyan or New Jerseyite
New MexicoNew Mexican
New South WalesNew South Welshman, New South Welshwoman
New YorkNew Yorker or Knickerbocker
New ZealandNew Zealander or (informal) Kiwi or Enzedder
NicaraguaNicaraguan
NigerNigerien
NigeriaNigerian
NormandyNorman
North CarolinaNorth Carolinian or Tarheel
North DakotaNorth Dakotan
Northern IrelandNorthern Irishman, Northern Irishwoman
Northern TerritoryTerritorian
Northern Territory, northern part ofTop Ender
North KoreaNorth Korean
NorthumbriaNorthumbrian
NorwayNorwegian
Nova ScotiaNova Scotian or (informal) Bluenose
OhioOhioan
OkinawaOkinawan
OklahomaOklahoman or (slang) Okie
OmanOmani
OntarioOntarian or Ontarioan
OregonOregonian
OrkneyOrcadian
OxfordOxonian
PakistanPakistani
PalestinePalestinian
PanamaPanamanian
Papua New GuineaPapua
ParaguayParaguayan
ParisParisian or Parisienne
PennsylvaniaPennsylvanian
PersiaPersian
PerthPerthite
PeruPeruvian
the PhilippinesFilipino
PolandPole
PomeraniaPomeranian
PortugalPortuguese
Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Islander
ProvenceProvençal
PrussiaPrussian
Puerto RicoPuerto Rican
QatarQatari
QuebecQuebecer, Quebecker, or Quebecois
QueenslandQueenslander
Rhode IslandRhode Islander
RhodesRhodian
RhodesiaRhodesian
Rio de JaneiroCariocan
RomaniaRomanian
RomeRoman
Russian FederationRussian
RutheniaRuthenian
RwandaRwandan
SamariaSamaritan
San MarinoSan Marinese or Sammarinese
SardiniaSardinian
SaskatchewanSaskatchewanian
SaxonySaxon
Saudi ArabiaSaudi or Saudi Arabian
SavoySavoyard
ScandinaviaScandinavian
ScotlandScot, Scotsman, Scotswoman, or Caledonian
Scottish HighlandsHighlander or (old-fashioned) Hielanman
SenegalSenegalese
SerbiaSerb or Serbian
SeychellesSeychellois
ShetlandShetlander
Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean
SindSindhi
SingaporeSingaporean
SlovakiaSlovak
SloveniaSlovene or Slovenian
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islander
South AfricaSouth African
South AustraliaSouth Australian or (informal) Croweater
South CarolinaSouth Carolinian
South DakotaSouth Dakota
South KoreaSouth Korean
SpainSpaniard
Sri LankaSri Lankan
SudanSudanese
SurinameSurinamese
SwazilandSwazi
SwitzerlandSwiss
SwedenSwede
SydneySydneysider
Sydney, Western suburbs ofWestie
SyriaSyrian
TaiwanTaiwanese
TajikistanTajik
TanzaniaTanzanian
TasmaniaTasmanian or (informal) Tassie or Apple Islander
TennesseeTennessean
TexasTexan
ThailandThai
ThessalonikaThessalonian
TibetTibetan
TogoTogolese
TongaTongan
TrinidadTrinidadian
TobagoTobagan or Tobagonian
TroyTrojan
TuscanyTuscan
TunisiaTunisian
TurkeyTurk
TurkmenistanTurkmen
TuvaluTuvaluan
TynesideGeordie
TyreTyrian
UgandaUgandan
UkraineUkrainian
UlsterUlsterman, Ulsterwoman
UmbriaUmbrian
United KingdomBriton, Brit (informal), or Britisher
United States of AmericaAmerican or (informal) Yank or Yankee
UruguayUruguayan
UtahUtahan or Utahn
UzbekistanUzbek
VenezuelaVenezuelan
VeniceVenetian
VermontVermonter
VictoriaVictorian
ViennaViennese
VietnamVietnamese
VirginiaVirginian
WalesWelshman, Welshwoman
WashingtonWashingtonian
WearsideMackem
WessexWest Saxon
Western AustraliaWestern Australian, Westralian, or (informal) Sandgroper
Western SaharaSahwari
West VirginiaWest Virginian
WinnipegWinnipegger
WisconsinWisconsinite
WyomingWyomingite
YemenYemeni
YorkshireYorkshireman, Yorkshirewoman
the YukonYukoner
ZaireZairean
ZambiaZambian
ZanzibarZanzibari
ZimbabweZimbabwean
Translations
سَاكِنٌساكِن، قاطِن، مُقيم
obyvatel-ka
beboerindbygger
asukas
stanovnikžiteljžiteljicastanovnica
íbúi
住人
주민
prebivalec
invånare
ผู้อยู่อาศัย
oturansakinyaşayan
dân cư

inhabitant

[ɪnˈhæbɪtənt] Nhabitante mf

inhabitant

[ɪnˈhæbɪtənt] n [country, island, region, town] → habitant(e) m/f; [house] → habitant(e) m/f

inhabitant

n (of house, burrow etc)Bewohner(in) m(f); (of island, town also)Einwohner(in) m(f)

inhabitant

[ɪnˈhæbɪtnt] nabitante m/f

inhabit

(inˈhabit) verb
(of people, animals etc) to live in (a region etc). Polar bears inhabit the Arctic region; That house is now inhabited by a Polish family.
inˈhabitable adjective
(negative uninhabitable) fit to be lived in. The building was no longer inhabitable.
inˈhabitant noun
a person or animal that lives permanently in a place. the inhabitants of the village; tigers, leopards and other inhabitants of the jungle.

inhabitant

سَاكِنٌ obyvatel beboer Bewohner κάτοικος habitante asukas habitant stanovnik abitante 住人 주민 inwoner innbygger mieszkaniec habitante житель invånare ผู้อยู่อาศัย sakin dân cư 居民
References in classic literature ?
It became a sort of boys' paradise, and Laurie suggested that it should be called the `Bhaer-garten', as a compliment to its master and appropriate to its inhabitants.
It strove to mention by name in each issue, as many as possible of the inhabitants of the village.
All the inhabitants were killed, and trace of the ancient city was lost forever.
The party had landed on the border of a region that is, even to this day, less known to the inhabitants of the States than the deserts of Arabia, or the steppes of Tartary.
The Indians had disposed their warriors in different parties at this time, and attacked the different garrisons to prevent their assisting each other, and did much injury to the distressed inhabitants.
Meantime the material prosperity of Devil's Ford increased, if a prosperity based upon no visible foundation but the confidences and hopes of its inhabitants could be called material.
Possessing very distinctive traits of their own, they nevertheless took the general characteristics of the little community in which they dwelt; a town noted for its frugal, discreet, well-ordered, and home-loving inhabitants, as well as for the somewhat confined scope of its sympathies; but in which, be it said, there are odder individuals, and, now and then, stranger occurrences, than one meets with almost anywhere else.
Soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village in cloud-land, with only imaginary inhabitants to people its wooden houses and walk its homely lanes, and the unpicturesque prolixity of its main street.
From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of SLEEPY HOLLOW, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country.
Now, Bildad, like Peleg, and indeed many other Nantucketers, was a Quaker, the island having been originally settled by that sect; and to this day its inhabitants in general retain in an uncommon measure the peculiarities of the Quaker, only variously and anomalously modified by things altogether alien and heterogeneous.
And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus slew.
It was one of the laws of the veselija that no one goes hungry; and, while a rule made in the forests of Lithuania is hard to apply in the stockyards district of Chicago, with its quarter of a million inhabitants, still they did their best, and the children who ran in from the street, and even the dogs, went out again happier.