The post Difference between "town", "city" and "metropolis"? describes the usage of terms describing various sizes of cities. In the US, I have never encountered any place called a "village". Places with just a few houses were still called "town", however, I often hear Americans use this term to describe towns in other parts of the world.
- Are there any regions in North America where the term "village" is used?
- Do people in North America want to avoid this term when describing where they live?
- Do Americans use the term differently when describing places within North America and without?
- Does the word carry a derogitory connotation in North America?