The first thing we are going to do is determine the etymological origin of the word village that we are dealing with now. In this case, we can say that it is a term that derives from Arabic, from “al-day´ah”, which is made up of two clearly differentiated parts:
-The particle “al-”, which can be translated as “the” wave”.
-The noun “day´ah”, which means “villa”.
It refers to a town with few inhabitants that may even lack its own jurisdiction. It is a settlement that develops in a rural sector, generally far from other populations.
For example: “Two hundred years ago, this city was just a village”, “The soldiers came to the village to ask for help, but they met with the rejection of the residents”, “Sometimes I dream of leaving the city and settling in a rural village ”.
In the Middle Ages, villages were hamlets that existed around a church or a castle. Next to the houses, there were fields that the villagers were in charge of cultivating.
Today the idea of a village is associated with a very small town. Population or infrastructure growth would make the village a village or other similar entity. If a town grows, it becomes a city.
In addition to everything indicated, we can highlight the existence of a television series that precisely bore in its title that term that we are addressing. We are referring to the production of drawings “The Maple Village”, which was of Anglo-Japanese origin and lived its premiere in 1986. It revolved around a series of animals such as Patty Rabbit or Bobby Bear who lived happily in the same town.
One of the most picturesque, special and well-known villages in Spain is La Aldea de El Rocío. It belongs to the municipality of Almonte (Huelva) and is located next to the important Doñana National Park. It consists of a series of small houses with white facades and its main backbone is the Hermitage of the Virgen del Rocío.
When the pilgrimage is celebrated in honor of that image, the Blanca Paloma, in this village you can get to gather up to a million people. They are devotees, pilgrims and pilgrims from many corners of the world who come to the place to venerate that virgin.
The notion of global village, on the other hand, was proposed by Marshall McLuhan. This sociologist uses it to name the revolution generated by the mass media capable of transmitting sounds and images from any space and at any time. Human beings, from these changes, began to have the possibility of being in permanent and close contact with the events that happen, something similar to what happens in a village.
The global village, in this way, is linked to the elimination of physical distances thanks to the development of technological means that communicate people beyond their place of residence.