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“Neighbor” or “Neighbour”


Neighbor and neighbour are both English terms.


Neighbor is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while neighbour is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
neighbor 98 30 30 94 55 27 100 26 32 61 61 54
neighbour 2 70 70 6 45 73 0 74 68 39 39 46

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "neighbor" over "neighbour" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 70 to 30 preference for "neighbour" over "neighbor".
  • In India, there is a 70 to 30 preference for "neighbour" over "neighbor".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "neighbor" over "neighbour" (94 to 6).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "neighbor" over "neighbour" (55 to 45).
  • In Australia, there is a 73 to 27 preference for "neighbour" over "neighbor".
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "neighbor" over "neighbour" (100 to 0).
  • In Ireland, there is a 74 to 26 preference for "neighbour" over "neighbor".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 68 to 32 preference for "neighbour" over "neighbor".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "neighbor" over "neighbour" (61 to 39).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "neighbor" over "neighbour" (61 to 39).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "neighbor" over "neighbour" (54 to 46).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use neighbor or neighbour with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “neighbor”

  • Dynasty, the often hostile Khitan neighbor to the north.
  • and Fullington as his preppy neighbor.
  • second the love of "thy neighbor as thyself."
  • She befriended a pregnant neighbor, told her fake stories about
  • statistician who invented the nearest neighbor method
  • the king of Wu's southeastern neighbor Wuyue (formally a vassal of
  • in the library of a neighbor and at a private school
  • women's college and SMA's longtime neighbor, bought the property for $1.1
  • Kaluta, a neighbor who often sketched there, approached
  • Another witness, an older neighbor of Katie, explains that he

Examples of “neighbour”

  • and the Lunar Bird, which neighbour the figure of a giant
  • World's Greatest Heroes episode "My Neighbour Was a Skrull" featuring the
  • husband, Matt, that this new neighbour is her ex-boyfriend."
  • Fagersta merged with its service-oriented neighbour Västanfors.
  • combined their forces against Taxiles's neighbour, the King of Hydaspes, King
  • lackey, Smerdiakov, sings to his neighbour Mariia Kondratevna.
  • to Castland Hill and its neighbour Meickle Hill, between which the
  • MIKKO MOKKO MINAKO, YAMAZAKI & Neighbour Foods - Special Thanks
  • a crush on a new neighbour, Ruchi (Nilambari) who has recently
  • new track and its pre-existing neighbour.

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