Society

Society is the term to describe human beings together (collective, the sum of their social networks and social interactions). The term comes from the Latin idea of societas, or the connection between friends or allies (friend or ally being socius). It can also mean a specific group of people who interact, as well as a wider society of which they are members. People form societies in order to gain greater benefits as a group than would be possible separately. Many animals beside humans also do this, such as wolves or eusocial insects. Sociology is the name for the study of society.

A society is often considered in terms of citizenship, rights, and ethics. The strength and unity of any society's members' willingness to help each other is to be measured can be called social capital.

A social contract sets out the rules and roles for this kind of cooperation. One kind of social contract is a constitution – which outlines to some extent what society in a given state is intended to look like.

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Afrikaans: Gemeenskap
አማርኛ: ኅብረተሰብ
العربية: مجتمع
aragonés: Sociedat
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܟܢܫܐ
arpetan: Sociètât
asturianu: Sociedá
Avañe'ẽ: Avano'õ
azərbaycanca: Cəmiyyət
تۆرکجه: جامیعه
বাংলা: সমাজ
Bân-lâm-gú: Siā-hōe
башҡортса: Йәмғиәт
беларуская: Грамадства
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Грамадзтва
भोजपुरी: समाज
български: Общество
bosanski: Društvo
brezhoneg: Kevredigezh
буряад: Ниигэм
català: Societat
Чӑвашла: Пĕрлĕх
Cebuano: Katilingban
čeština: Společnost
chiShona: Chita
Cymraeg: Cymdeithas
dansk: Samfund
eesti: Ühiskond
Ελληνικά: Κοινωνία
English: Society
эрзянь: Ломаютко
español: Sociedad
Esperanto: Socio
estremeñu: Sociedá
euskara: Gizarte
فارسی: جامعه
Fiji Hindi: Samaj
galego: Sociedade
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Sa-fi
한국어: 사회
हिन्दी: समाज
hrvatski: Društvo
Ido: Socio
Igbo: Ȯgbà
Ilokano: Kagimongan
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: সমাজ
Bahasa Indonesia: Masyarakat
interlingua: Societate
isiXhosa: Intlalo
íslenska: Þjóðfélag
Basa Jawa: Bebrayan
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಸಮಾಜ
къарачай-малкъар: Джамагъат
ქართული: საზოგადოება
қазақша: Қоғам
Kiswahili: Jamii
Kreyòl ayisyen: Sosyete
kurdî: Civak
Кыргызча: Коом
latviešu: Sabiedrība
lietuvių: Visuomenė
Limburgs: Maotsjappie
Livvinkarjala: Yhteskundu
la .lojban.: remce'u
magyar: Társadalom
македонски: Општество
Malagasy: Fiaraha-monina
മലയാളം: സമൂഹം
მარგალური: ჯარალუა
Bahasa Melayu: Masyarakat
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Siâ-huôi
Mirandés: Sociadade
монгол: Нийгэм
日本語: 社会
нохчийн: Юкъаралла
Nordfriisk: Selskap
norsk: Samfunn
norsk nynorsk: Samfunn
occitan: Societat
олык марий: Мер
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Jamiyat
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸਮਾਜ
پنجابی: سوسائیٹی
پښتو: ټولنه
Patois: Sasayati
ភាសាខ្មែរ: សង្គម
Piemontèis: Società
português: Sociedade
Runa Simi: Waki
русский: Общество
саха тыла: Дьон-сэргэ
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱥᱟᱶᱛᱟ
Scots: Society
shqip: Shoqëria
sicilianu: Sucitati
සිංහල: සමාජය
سنڌي: سماج
slovenščina: Družba
کوردی: کۆمەڵگە
српски / srpski: Друштво
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Društvo
Tagalog: Lipunan
தமிழ்: சமூகம்
татарча/tatarça: Җәмгыять
ไทย: สังคม
тоҷикӣ: Ҷaмъият
Türkçe: Toplum
українська: Суспільство
اردو: سماج
Vahcuengh: Sevei
vepsän kel’: Kund
Tiếng Việt: Xã hội
Võro: Ütiskund
Winaray: Katiringban
吴语: 社會
Yorùbá: Àwùjọ
粵語: 社會
žemaitėška: Vėsuomenė
中文: 社会
ГӀалгӀай: Юкъарле
Lingua Franca Nova: Sosia