"Comrades" redirects here. For other uses, see Comrades (disambiguation). Comrade means "friend", "colleague", or "ally". The word comes from French camarade and this French word has it roots in the Spanish term camarada.[1] The term is frequently used by left-wing organizations around the globe. "Comrade" has often become a stock phrase and form of address. This word has its regional equivalents available in many languages.

Contents [hide] 1 Background 2 German usage 3 Russian usage 4 Chinese usage 5 Usage in Southern Africa 6 In other languages 7 In politics 7.1 Communist usage 8 In literature 9 References 10 External links