A small → village.
M.E. hamlet, hamelet, from O.Fr. hamelet "small village," diminutive of O.Fr. hamel "village," itself diminutive of ham "village;" of Germanic origin; cf. E. home, O.E. ham, Du. heem, Ger. Heim; cognate with → city.
Kalâ, from Tabari kalâ "village, borough." Dozens of village names contain kalâ az suffix in Mâzandarân and Gilan.