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English

A community (sense 1) can be made up of people of different races

From Late Middle English commū̆nitẹ̄, borrowed from Old French communité, comunité, comunete (modern French communauté), from Classical Latin commūnitās (community; public spirit), from commūnis (common, ordinary; of or for the community, public) + -itās (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *-teh₂ts (suffix forming nouns indicating a state of being)). Commūnis is derived from con- (prefix indicating a being or bringing together of several objects) (from cum (with), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (along, at, next to, with)) + mūnus (employment, office, service; burden, duty, obligation) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mey- (to change, exchange)).