A local community is a group of people living in a same location. The group has common and shared values. The groups are larger than a household.
The word "community" is comes from the Old French word "communité". This came from the Latin word "communitas" (cum, "with/together" + munus, "gift"), a broad term for fellowship or organized society.
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