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    How do I call this type of resident?

    How do I call the small villages that are found along river's margins? And the people who live there?

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    Re: How do I call this type of resident?

    There are no special commonly-used words for these that I know of, but you could call the villages riverine settlements and the inhabitants riversode dwellers.


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    Re: How do I call this type of resident?

    I have seen them in documentaries on TV. The English speaking world doesn't have them, so has no need of a specific word. It would borrow from the Portuguese if it needed one. They would be described much as you did, riverside villages. As for the people, villagers is most likely since words like peasants can be insulting.

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