post·​co·​lo·​nial ˌpōst-kə-ˈlō-nē-əl How to pronounce postcolonial (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a time after colonialism
postcolonial America
Carter was the first American president to take seriously the entire postcolonial era that has remade the globe since World War II.Garry Wills

Examples of postcolonial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Africa Throws Off Colonial Rule How independence leaders envisioned the international role of a postcolonial African continent. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 This accessible survey of African wars in the postcolonial era rightly emphasizes internal conflicts, which have caused more violence in the region than interstate wars. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 India and Pakistan’s postcolonial relationship remains tense. M. Fahad Humayun, The Conversation, 5 June 2024 Beyond this postcolonial shift, scholars are reconsidering the diversity and depth of national collections and their relationship to the art historical canon. Anne Wallentine, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for postcolonial 

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postcolonial was in 1883

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“Postcolonial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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