[ hab-i-tuhnt ]
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  1. an inhabitant.

Origin of habitant

1480–90; <Latin habitant- (stem of habitāns), present participle of habitāre to inhabit. See habitat, -ant

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[ hab-i-tuhnt; French a-bee-tahn ]

noun,plural ha·bi·tants [hab-i-tuhnts; French a-bee-tahn]. /ˈhæb ɪ tənts; French a biˈtɑ̃/.
  1. a French settler in Canada or Louisiana, or a descendant of one, especially a farmer.

  2. Canadian. a Canadian of French speech and culture, especially one residing in the province of Quebec.

Origin of habitant

1780–90; <French, present participle of habiter<Latin habitāre to inhabit

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/ (ˈhæbɪtənt) /

  1. a less common word for inhabitant

  2. (ˈhæbɪtənt, French abitɑ̃)

    • an early French settler in Canada or Louisiana, esp a small farmer

    • a descendant of these settlers, esp a farmer

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