precolonial

adjective
pre·​co·​lo·​nial | \ ˌprē-kə-ˈlō-nē-əl How to pronounce precolonial (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“Precolonial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precolonial. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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