Origin of inhabitant
Examples from the Web for inhabitants
In Sierra Leone, the group reported less than 10 physicians per 100,000 inhabitants.Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere|Abby Haglage|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These goods were probably exchanged with Gedi inhabitants for animal skins and ivory.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi|Nina Strochlic|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Half a century ago, there were said to be 30 libraries and 20,000 inhabitants.
They moved out, leaving few original inhabitants, and after a 1957 earthquake, the village was completely devoid of inhabitants.
He foresees its thousand inhabitants as communicating with people in the outside world.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It broke out in 1472, and had swept off a great number of the inhabitants before the end of the year, including the mayor.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
A raid was made into Media, some of its cities being taken and their inhabitants deported.
No better occasion could be offered for conciliating the good-will of the inhabitants.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
Here, standing at the doors of their houses, were many of the inhabitants who had gathered to watch us pass.The Ivory Child|H. Rider Haggard
The country is well watered, and the inhabitants are, in general, healthy.
British Dictionary definitions for inhabitants
Word Origin and History for inhabitants
early 15c., from Anglo-French inhabitant, from Latin inhabitantem (nominative inhabitans), present participle of inhabitare (see inhabit). Related: Inhabitants. As an adjective, also from early 15c.