is a small settlement.
In British geography, a hamlet is defined ecclesiastically. It is a village that may or may not have its own church, but that does not form a parish in its own right.
Examples of UK hamlets that have articles on Wikipedia are:
- Ascott, Buckinghamshire
- Boycott, Buckinghamshire
- Burcott, Bierton, Buckinghamshire
- Burcott, Wing, Buckinghamshire
- California, Buckinghamshire
- Heathrow, London
- Marsh, Buckinghamshire
- New Zealand, Buckinghamshire
- Petsoe Manor
- St Leonards, Buckinghamshire
- Tylers Green
- Verney Junction
- Walton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
In other parts of the world a hamlet is simply a small inhabited place.
While it is generally an unofficial term in the US, in New York State and the Northwest Territories there are officially-designated municipalities, generally smaller than villages, classified as hamlets.