This question has recently been closed as duplicate. But I don't think its a duplicate. Here the asker wants to know what would be called in American English a place like he defines. The question to which it is said to be duplicate wants to know meaning of living in village or living in country. This is true they share some common knowledge. But it cannot be said that it is exact duplicate. Rather this question can be Related Or Referential. Its like a question asks for "Difference between Gas and Liquid?" and the other one asking "What would you say, which state the matter is in: Solid, Gas or Liquid?"

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    I agree and have cast my reopen vote.
    – Deco
    Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 6:29
  • It's now reopened. Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 10:21

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I would not say they are duplicates.
The other question is actually asking if one should say "he is living in village" or "he is living on country." One of the answers says village is not frequently used in USA, while the other answer says that only in the state of New York the word village is commonly used. Still, none of the answers explain the difference between village, and hamlet.

Even if one of the answers would accidentally explain what hamlet means, it sounds excessive to close the question as duplicate of a question titled "To live in village or on country?" and asking a completely different question.

  • False-positives - claiming duplication where there is simply a vague relationship, is all to frequent.
    – Euan M
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 1:28

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