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colonia

[kuh-loh-nee-uh, -lohn-yuh; Spanish kaw-law-nyah]
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/.
  1. (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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Historical Examples of colonia

  • The small town of Colonia stands quite alone in many respects.

    Uruguay

    W. H. Koebel

  • To the historian and to the antiquarian Colonia represents a gem.

    Uruguay

    W. H. Koebel

  • Colonia is the reddest spot of all in a sadly bloodstained land.

    Uruguay

    W. H. Koebel

  • Colonia is the richest and most important department of all in the Republic.

    Uruguay

    W. H. Koebel

  • In Colonia, the soldiers were much esteemed, and industrious men.