Local community

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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.[1]

A sense of community refers to the way people see the connections within the group, shared responsibility, and common goals.[2][3][4]

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  1. Beck, U. 1992. Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity. London: Sage
  2. Melissa M. Ahern, Michael S. Hendryx, Kris Siddharthan Medical Care, Vol. 34, No. 9 (Sep., 1996), pp. 863-986
  3. Chavis DM, Wandersman A. Sense of community in the urban environment: A catalyst for participation and community development. Am J Community Psychol 1990;18:55.
  4. McMillan DW, Chavis DM. Sense of community: A definition and theory. J Community Psychol 1986;14:6.