[kuh-loh-nee-uh, -lohn-yuh; Spanish kaw-law-nyah]
- (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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Examples from the Web for colonia
Colonia is the richest and most important department of all in the Republic.
Colonia is the reddest spot of all in a sadly bloodstained land.
The small town of Colonia stands quite alone in many respects.
To the historian and to the antiquarian Colonia represents a gem.
In Colonia, the soldiers were much esteemed, and industrious men.A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres
George Thomas Love