"A village is there."
This is not the correct word order for "There is a village there" in Russian.
Is there any link between Деревь and деревня? Maybe before villages were made of wood... I don't know! This info would help me memorising this word more easily...
Also, are there other words for village? Maybe you differentiate different types of villages. Like I said, maybe this one is a village with wooden houses or something.