plural of local
as in affiliates
a local unit of an organization the truck drivers are members of Local 349 of the Teamsters' Union

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as in natives
a usually longtime resident of a locality few locals seem to patronize the city's touristy restaurants, leaving them to diners who prefer atmosphere over food

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“Locals.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/locals. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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