precolonial

adjective pre·co·lo·nial \ ˌprē-kə-ˈlō-nē-əl , -nyəl \
variants: or pre-colonial

Definition of precolonial

: existing or occurring before an area undergoes colonization
  • precolonial America
  • precolonial cultures

First Known Use of precolonial

1859

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