Gemeinde

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Gemeinde (ɡəˈmaɪndə; plural: Gemeinden) is a German word translating to "community", "town", "parish", or "municipality".

Gemeinde and related words in other languages may refer to:

Gmina administrative division of Poland

The gmina is the principal unit of the administrative division of Poland, similar to a municipality. As of 2010 there were 2,478 gminy throughout the country. The word gmina derives from the German word Gemeinde, meaning "community".

In theological usage, the German word Gemeinde refers to a group of people attached to a specific house of worship, usually a church building or a synagogue. The word can be used to mean a parish assembly, in the sense of a group of people physically present for a service or other function, or be used in the sense of the Greek term koinonia, a general fellowship of believers. In these senses, the word has no direct English equivalent except among Mormons, who call it a ward.

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