colonia

[kuh-loh-nee-uh, -lohn-yuh; Spanish kaw-law-nyah]
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noun, plural co·lo·ni·as [kuh-loh-nee-uh z, -lohn-yuh z; 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.

Nearby words

  1. colon bacillus,
  2. colonalgia,
  3. colonel,
  4. colonel blimp,
  5. colonelcy,
  6. colonial,
  7. colonial animal,
  8. colonial experience,
  9. colonial goose,
  10. colonial heights

Origin of colonia

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

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