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"inhabitant" in British English

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inhabitantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪnˈhæb.ɪ.tənt/
B2 a ​person or ​animal that ​lives in a ​particularplace: a ​city of five million inhabitants

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  • The Aborigines are the ​native inhabitants of ​Australia.
  • The ​city of Ely has about 10,000 inhabitants.
  • Many of the ​immigrants have intermarried with the island's ​original inhabitants.
  • It was so ​exciting to ​see that ​our birdbox has some new inhabitants.
  • The first inhabitant of the ​farm was my great-grandfather, who ​built the ​house.
(Definition of inhabitant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inhabitant" in American English

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inhabitantnoun [C]

 us   /ɪnˈhæb·ɪ·t̬ənt/
a ​person or ​animalliving in a ​place
(Definition of inhabitant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inhabitant”
in Arabic قاطِن, ساكِن…
in Korean 주민…
in Portuguese habitante…
in Catalan habitant…
in Japanese 住民…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某地的)居民,栖居动物…
in Turkish yaşayanlar, sakinler, oturanlar…
in Russian житель…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某地的)居民,棲息動物…
in Italian abitante…
in Polish mieszka-niec/nka…
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