John,
I know we are off topic here….but I have to chime in that I saw the little 
village that you are talking about when we were there with our family a few 
years ago and it is soooo charming. I thought  it would be the perfect place 
for a honeymoon:) So isolated and quaint!

Susan 
> On Feb 9, 2018, at 8:21 AM, Cheri Mello <gfsche...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks foor the info on a present usage. However, for those doing 
> genealogical research, they are still going to see cidade, vila, freguesia, 
> and lugar, at least in the research of the Azores. Thanks!
> 
> Cheri Mello
> Listowner, Azores-Gen
> Researching: São Miguel island: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente, 
> Ribeira das Tainhas, Achada
> 
> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:44 PM, John Vasconcelos <gfsjo...@gmail.com 
> <mailto:gfsjo...@gmail.com>> wrote:
> Cheri,
> Regarding "aldeia" there is one use of that designation that is unique to the 
> Island of Flores. The small abandoned lugar of Cuada (formerly known as 
> Quada) between the Freguesias of Faja Grande and Fajazinha is now known as 
> "Aldeia da Cuada" (google it). I don't know all the details or legalities 
> but, in summary, back about 2000, a couple of entrepreneurs ( the husband 
> from Pico and the wife from Flores) obtained funding and permission to lease 
> or purchase an abandoned village, install modern but simple kitchens and 
> bathrooms and a phone line. I have stayed there 3 or 4 times. When I was 
> there the summer of 2002, I got up in the wee hours of the morning and called 
> into the AOL geanealogy chat room and surprised the host (don't remember the 
> host but it wasn't you Cheri - might have been Mel). Granted, it wasn't an 
> official government designation, but the name of government sanctioned 
> resort. 
> 
> Aldeia da Cuada, Ilha das Flores - Açores. Turismo rural Açores. 
> <http://aldeiadacuada.com/en/>
> aldeiadacuada.com/en/ <http://aldeiadacuada.com/en/>
> 
> 
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> From: Cheri Mello <gfsche...@gmail.com <mailto:gfsche...@gmail.com>>
> Date: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [AZORES-Genealogy] What do you call a suburb?
> To: Azores Genealogy <azores@googlegroups.com 
> <mailto:azores@googlegroups.com>>
> 
> 
> The words vary from the Azores to the continent.
> 
> In the Azores, a suburb or neighborhood is usually referred to as a "lugar" 
> in the documents.
> 
> Freguesia is a civil parish, not a church parish. Let's not go there and 
> confuse people, because most North Americans (who are Catholic) think of 
> their parish as the church that they attend. So just call a freguesia a 
> freguesia. It's what used in the documents. They don't say aldeia in the 
> Azores. I haven't seen it in a document, but I've seen it in the online 
> language class (continental Portuguese).  Cheri
> 
> Cheri Mello
> Listowner, Azores-Gen
> Researching: São Miguel island: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente, 
> Ribeira das Tainhas, Achada
> 
> On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:14 AM, Judy Thompson <judyte...@gmail.com 
> <mailto:judyte...@gmail.com>> wrote:
> We all refer to places like Lajes  on Pico in concelho of Lajes as a 
> freguesia but what do we call places like Ribeira do Meio or Rua Nova which 
> are like suburbs or neighborhoods in Lajes or for Ribeira Seca in Calheta on 
> Sao Jorge, what do we call Portal or Entre Grutoes?  Can't find my 
> English/Portuguese dictionary so looked on google translate and found the 
> following possibilities:
> 
> suburb = suburbio
> village = aldeia
> town or city = cidade
> neighborhood = bairro
> 
> Also did not realize that freguesia is actually parish.
> 
> Hoping Portuguese speakers will have an answer.
> 
> Thx for any clarification.
> 
> Judy Thompson
> 
> 
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