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colonia

[kuh-loh-nee-uh, -lohn-yuh; Spanish kaw-law-nyah] /kəˈloʊ ni ə, -ˈloʊn yə; Spanish kɔˈlɔ nyɑ/
noun, plural colonias
[kuh-loh-nee-uh z, -lohn-yuh z; Spanish kaw-law-nyahs] /kəˈloʊ ni əz, -ˈloʊn yəz; Spanish kɔˈlɔ nyɑs/ (Show IPA)
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(in the southwestern U.S.) a city neighborhood or a rural settlement inhabited predominantly by Mexicans or Mexican Americans.
Origin of colonia
< Mexican Spanish: newly built or settled district of a city; Spanish: plantation, colony
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