The definition of an inhabitant is a person or animal that lives in a particular place.
An animal that lives in a forest is an example of a forest inhabitant.
a person or animal that inhabits some specified region, dwelling, etc.; permanent resident
Origin of inhabitantMiddle English inhabitaunt ; from Old French inhabitant ; from Classical Latin inhabitans, present participle of inhabitare
One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident: the inhabitants of a fishing village; snakes, lizards, and other inhabitants of the desert.