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The term countryman It has several uses. As a noun, it usually refers to the person residing in the countryside and that develops various tasks typical of rural areas, linked to agriculture, livestock, obtaining raw materials, etc.

For example: “I like the custom of the countrymen to greet those who cross their path”, "A countryman rescued a girl who was drowning in the creek", "My grandfather was a countryman who ran cows in the field".

It is common that the notion of civilian is used as a synonym for gaucho , a farmer who resides in certain regions of South America and that is usually characterized by its ability to ride a horse.

As adjective on the other hand, a countryman is who shares origin or place of residence with another person . The countrymen, therefore, are compatriots , prove us , etc.: “Last night I met our countryman at the bar”, “I would like my daughter to marry a countryman”, “In this bar, we only employ our countrymen: it is a way to help them integrate into this country”.

The ties established between people of the same nationality when residing in a foreign country they are very particular and, often, stronger than the friendships that occur in their own nation. Many are unaware of the level of desolation and bewilderment experienced when crossing borders and entering a different soil. One of the first obstacles that migrants often encounter (or immigrants, depending on their point of view) is language.

Language barriers can represent real walls for immigrants, not only when looking for a job or a home, but to build relationships social . For people who prefer loneliness, this may not be a real problem; but for the most outgoing, see themselves in an environment in which your comments have no meaning It can be very difficult to get through. It is there where the figure of the citizen becomes a light in the dark.

Traveling abroad can have several objectives, among which are: learning or perfecting a foreign language; get a good job and save money and then return with a large capital and invest in a business or buying a house; change country indefinitely, given the need to meet new cultures . Depending on the case, the difficulties of an international move can be irresistible or overwhelming.

For those who are in the second group, the presence of a countryman on foreign soil is almost indispensable to share a relaxed talk at the end of the day, to exchange experiences and useful information about their new lives and not to feel so different , so misunderstood, at least for a few hours.

In some countries, the term countryman is used as a synonym for Jew, both as a noun and as an adjective. In Argentina, for example, it is common to hear the word countryman to refer to Jewish people in conversations between people who do not belong to said community . In Mexico, on the other hand, the use is slightly different: the Jews themselves say civilian to talk about an individual who belongs to their own community.

Paisano Park It is an American region located in the county of St. Patrick (Texas ). There live about one hundred and thirty people, mostly from origin Latino or Hispanic.

In Colombia , it is known as paisa who lives in certain regions of the country (Caldas , Antioquia , Quindio and others). By extension, it is called as "The paisas" to a criminal group composed mainly of men from Antioquia with a paramilitary past.

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