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22:43 Apr 22, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Anthropology
Italian term or phrase:villaggio-mondo / mondo-villaggio
Can't think of the standard equivalents in English
Right. There is no specific context, apart from conversation and journalese.
It's true that "mondo villaggio" and "villaggio globale" are similar, referring to the fact that the planet is apparently getting smaller; whereas "villaggio-mondo" refers to the fact that in the not-so-distant past (and still in some parts of the world) most social and economic interaction was restricted to small local communities: villages, towns etc.
Are there concise English versions of the Italian equivalents?