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Populous was first coined in the English language in the mid 15th century and stems from the circa 160 AD Latin term populosus meaning "full of people, populous."
- (UK) IPA: /ˈpɒpjʊləs/, X-SAMPA: /"pQpjUl@s/
- (US) enPR: päpʹyə-ləs, IPA: /ˈpɑpjələs/, X-SAMPA: /"pApj@l@s/
- Homophones: populace
- Having a large population
- China is the most populous country of the World.
- Densely populated.
- The Nile delta is a populous region.
- Crowded with people.
- Airport departure halls are often populous places during the rush hours.
having a large population
- Alternative spelling of populace. Populous is primarily a US /Canadian misspelling of populace .