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habitant1

[hab-i-tuh nt] /ˈhæb ɪ tənt/
noun
1.
an inhabitant.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Latin habitant- (stem of habitāns), present participle of habitāre to inhabit. See habitat, -ant

habitant2

[hab-i-tuh nt; French a-bee-tahn] /ˈhæb ɪ tənt; French a biˈtɑ̃/
noun, plural habitants
[hab-i-tuh nts; French a-bee-tahn] /ˈhæb ɪ tənts; French a biˈtɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
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
1780-90; < French, present participle of habiter < Latin habitāre to inhabit
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habitant

/ˈhæbɪtənt/
noun
1.
a less common word for inhabitant
2.
(ˈhæbɪtənt; French) (abitɑ̃)
  1. an early French settler in Canada or Louisiana, esp a small farmer
  2. a descendant of these settlers, esp a farmer
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