colonia

noun co·lon·ia \kōˈlōnyä\

Definition of colonia

plural

-s

  1. :  an unincorporated settlement (as of Mexican-Americans or Mexicans) in the U.S. usually near the Mexican border that typically has poor services and squalid conditions

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Origin and Etymology of colonia

Mexican Spanish, suburb, from Spanish, colony, residential development, from Latin


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of colonia


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