colonialization

noun

co·​lo·​ni·​al·​i·​za·​tion
kəˌlōnēələ̇ˈzāshən
plural -s
: the act of colonializing or being colonialized
especially : subjugation by colonial policies
outcries against colonialization and economic imperialism Economist

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“Colonialization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colonialization. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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