Examples about gentile inhabitants

The gentilities are grammatical forms that can work as both adjectives and noun, according to the composition of the phrase in which it is used, and are used to refer to the place of origin, of a person’s origin.


It depends on the geographical position

That place of origin can be something as small as a neighborhood, town, geographical area; or refer, for example, to the city of origin, the department, the district, the state, the country, the continent, etc.

Less frequently, they use gentile of planets, of zones of the space, of galaxies or, inclusively, of the same universe (in which case really it cannot be considered like gentile).


For example, universal citizen (it is not considered as a gentile, since in saying universe, it is presumed to be the whole).

Vialactino citizen. It can become a gentile in the event that an exchange with beings from other galaxies takes place, since the gentile is also a way of differentiating the origin of someone with respect to a different provenance.

Citizen Earthling, Martian, Venusian, lunar, etc. They are really people, but they are not recognized as such.

But let’s see people with whom we will certainly have no problem.

10 examples of gentiles

Buenos Aires – Those born in the city of Buenos Aires are called “Buenos Aires”

Colombia – Those born in Colombia are called “Colombians”.

Mexico – They are called Mexicans

Spain – Those born in the country of Spain are called “Spaniards”.

Germany – They have double gentile, because they can be called “Germans”, or “Germans”

Costa Rica – Those born in Costa Rica are called “Costa Ricans”. It is the formal name. However, those born there also have a colloquial, or informal, name that is “Ticos”.

Bogota – Those born there are called “Bogotans”.

Europe – Those born on this continent are called «Europeans».

Montevideo – They are called “montevideans”.

United States – «They are called Americans»

Although in principle it refers to native people of such a region or site, it can also be applied to people who have been raised or spent some time there.

Examples about gentile inhabitants
Source: Education  
June 21, 2019


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