Hamlet (place)

Oberwil in Waldkirch (Switzerland). About 3,100 people live in Waldkirch, which is near St. Gallen

A hamlet is a small human settlement. In different jurisdictions and geographies, hamlets may be the size of a town, village or parish, be considered a smaller settlement or subdivision or satellite entity to a larger settlement. The word and concept of a hamlet have roots in the Anglo-Norman settlement of England, where the old French hamlet came to apply to small human settlements. In British geography, a hamlet is considered smaller than a village and distinctly without a church (one road with houses either side).


The word comes from Anglo-Norman hamelet, corresponding to Old French hamelet, the diminutive of Old French hamel. This, in turn, is a diminutive of Old French ham, possibly borrowed from (West Germanic) Franconian languages. Compare with modern French hameau, Dutch heem, German Heim, Old English hām and Modern English home.[1]

The hamlet Kampung Naga in West Java Province, Indonesia
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Écart
العربية: نجع
aragonés: Aldeya
asturianu: Aldea
беларуская: Вёска
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вёска
català: Vilatge
Чӑвашла: Сала
čeština: Osada
dansk: Bygd
Deutsch: Weiler
español: Aldea
Esperanto: Domareto
فارسی: آبادی
français: Hameau
Frysk: Utbuorren
हिन्दी: गांव
Bahasa Indonesia: Kampung
italiano: Borgata
қазақша: Деревня
коми: Грезд
Latina: Hamellum
Limburgs: Gehuch
lumbaart: Weiler
Nāhuatl: Altepeconetl
Nederlands: Gehucht
Nedersaksies: Gehucht
norsk: Grend
polski: Osada
português: Hamlet (lugar)
română: Cătun
русский: Деревня
Simple English: Hamlet (place)
slovenčina: Osada
தமிழ்: சிற்றூர்
татарча/tatarça: Сала
Türkçe: Mezra
Tiếng Việt: Xóm
walon: Hamtea
Zeêuws: Gehucht
中文: 村镇