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Words for Communities

Based on the definitions, guess these words that describe communities.
All the answers are a SINGLE WORD
Communities big and small, formal and informal
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First submittedFebruary 19, 2013
Last updatedAugust 31, 2015
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Description
Word
1
Like a city, but smaller
Town
2
Like #1, but smaller
Village
3
Small cluster of buildings even
smaller than the #2
Hamlet
4
Large city that serves as an
important center
Metropolis
5
Bronx, Manhattan, etc...
Borough
6
California, Vermont, etc...
State
7
Subdivision of #6
County
8
Older British name for #7
Shire
9
Subdivision of Louisiana
Parish
10
Ontario, for example
Province
11
What Puerto Rico is to the US
Territory
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Description
Word
12
Subdivision of Paris
Arrondissement
13
Local area within a city
Neighborhood
14
Spanish language version of #13
Barrio
15
Residential community within
commuting distance of a major city
Suburb
16
Like #15, but further away
Exurb
17
Marginalized ethnic area of a city
Ghetto
18
Central Business District, in America
Downtown
19
What Hong Kong was to Britain
Colony
20
What Canada was, before
becoming fully independent
Dominion
21
What Rome was, before Augustus
Republic
22
What Rome was, after Augustus
Empire
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level 51
Feb 19, 2013
correct spelling is "arrondissement" with double s. and it doesnt accept ;-(
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level 55
Feb 19, 2013
We got 7 but we are only 11 and 12. Still can't believe that we almost missed "borough"!
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level 77
Feb 19, 2013
small cluster of buildings: Block? Neighborhood? What Rome was before and after Augustus: A city? Marginalized ethnic area: 'hood? Still, got most of these including those above except for #3. For 14 I tried Barangay because that's the word they use in the Philippines.
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level 80
Feb 19, 2013
Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth; Guam is a US territory, as is American Samoa.
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level 71
Jun 19, 2016
Being a commonwealth and being a territory are not mutually exclusive; for instance, states such as Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are also commonwealths. Puerto Rico is indeed a territory, as are Guam and American Samoa, as you mentioned – as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Marianas.
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level 53
Feb 23, 2013
by far the hardest quiz on here
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level 72
Jun 26, 2019
It seems to be the whiniest that has just a few comments.
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level 83
Jan 29, 2015
Fair quiz but most of these are not communities. This could be named better.
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level 76
Nov 27, 2015
The one for suburb... I thought it was describing satellite or commuter towns, rather than suburbs, which are usually joined to and part of the city.
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level 54
Feb 6, 2016
The mandatory pedantic gripe; suburb can be within commuting distance, or actually part of a city (main usage in Australia, but also a common usage around the rest of the world). Parishes are far more associated with ecclesiastical governance than Louisiana; the page for parishes on Wikipedia doesn't even mention it. Puerto Rico working would unincorporated territory would be a good idea. Canada wasn't really a dominion so much as called a dominion. It used the name back in its founding, and the usage just dropped out, it wasn't a formal process or step. Exurb seems to be a minority usage; Wikipedia page "A commuter town may also be known as an exurb ... or a bedroom community ... bedroom town or bedroom suburb ... a dormitory town or dormitory suburb, or ... a dormitory village ... . Tried rejiggings of commuter town quite a few times. Counties can be part of states or not, states can be divided into counties or not; Mexican states go municipalities, Hungary goes counties directly.
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level 69
Jul 10, 2016
Hong Kong was a British Overseas Territory before 1997. Territory should therefore be an acceptable answer. Please accept Quarter for Local Area within a city
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level 79
Dec 29, 2016
Main Street is a synonym for downtown in the US, yet it is not accepted. Commonwealth could be used for Puerto Rico...as could protectorate. Puerto Rico's official name is Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and some US government agencies still refer to it as a protectorate.
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level 79
Dec 29, 2016
On a pedantic note: clue #16 should read farther (instead of further) away (farther denotes distance versus further which denotes depth--and since you are not referring to an exurb that is underneath or suspended above the aforementioned city...)
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level 66
Mar 30, 2017
Is it possible to accept "protectorate" for 19? I had always read that's what Hong Kong was prior to the 1997 cession.