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/.
Origin of colonia
Examples from the Web for colonias
The highest municipal authority in the colonias or agricultural settlements on government lands in Argentina.Heath's Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader|Ernesto Nelson
The Embassy is some distance out, in one of the new "Colonias."Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy
This is a model colonia; but all Cuban colonias are not models.
Some factories depend more largely upon the colonias, or small farms which supply the cane.