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A "contemporary" is someone who has lived at the same time (more-or-less, anyway) as another person. e.g., Bret Harte (1836-1902) can be said to have been a contemporary of Mark Twain (1835-1910).

What about people who have lived in the same place, but at different times (such as myself and Mark Twain (Angels Camp, California)) - is there a word for that? "Congeorary" or so?

Or people who have lived in the same place and time (I don't even want to guess at what the word might be)?

  • Fellow countryman. – user66974 Jul 7 '15 at 16:41
  • "lived in the same place and time" - if the place is small enough you could say they were neighbours – lessthanideal Jul 7 '15 at 16:44
  • I don't suppose you'd take homeboy – Tushar Raj Jul 7 '15 at 16:49
  • @Josh61: Two people who lived in Angels Camp would be fellow villagemen, maybe (townsmen? citymen?) – Clay Shannon Jul 7 '15 at 16:51
  • Ngram: books.google.com/ngrams/… – user66974 Jul 7 '15 at 17:22
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For people who have lived in the same place

As a general term you could use:

fellow place_name resident

Coming from the same country:

countryman, compatriot or landsman

Coming from the same city:

fellow citizen

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    I don't actually live in London - but if I did, I certainly wouldn't expect my fellow citizens to significantly imply fellow Londoners as opposed to people who live elsewhere within the country. – FumbleFingers Jul 7 '15 at 17:54

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