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In biological terms, a community is a group of interacting organisms sharing an environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness. Traditionally in sociology, a "community" has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location.
The word is thus often used to mean an urban community. However, the definition has evolved and been enlarged to mean individuals who share characteristics, regardless of their location or type of interaction. In this sense, "community" can mean a community of interest or an ethnic group.
Finally, the widest meaning of the word refers to the national community. What these various meanings have in common is that they refer to the strength of the ties between the members of the group, of whatever naturecultural, ethnic, or moralthey may be.
The word community is derived from the Latin communitas (meaning the same), which is in turn derived from communis, which means "common, public, shared by all or many". Communis comes from a combination of the Latin prefix com- (which means "together") and the word munis (which has to do with the exchange of services), probably originally derived from the Etruscan word munis- (meaning "to endow", or "to have the charge of").
Community is an intentional affiliation of individuals, families, networks and/or tribes that freely choose to identify with and participate in a geographical area, organization, business or institution for the purpose of mutual support. Communities may share geography, interests, intentions, goals and ideas.
"Community is a set of people who occupy analogous locations in social or institutional structures." - Phil Agee
Community teaches us how to live together, respect and support each other, live on the land, in a neighborhood, village, town or big city. Community can also be virtual over the Internet via social media networks.
In the same light that it takes a whole village to raise a child, it requires communities to raise a society into a healthy and prosperous system of human, economic and political relationships.
If we are to survive as a species we will do so learning the ecstasy of community. We do have to get together. - Patch Adams
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