colonia

[ kuh-loh-nee-uh, -lohn-yuh; Spanish kaw-law-nyah ]
/ kəˈloʊ ni ə, -ˈloʊn yə; Spanish kɔˈlɔ nyɑ /

noun, plural co·lo·ni·as [kuh-loh-nee-uhz, -lohn-yuhz; Spanish kaw-law-nyahs]. /kəˈloʊ ni əz, -ˈloʊn yəz; Spanish kɔˈlɔ nyɑs/.

(in the southwestern U.S.) a city neighborhood or a rural settlement inhabited predominantly by Mexicans or Mexican Americans.

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Origin of colonia

<Mexican Spanish: newly built or settled district of a city; Spanish: plantation, colony
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