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or pre-co·lo·ni·al  (prē′kə-lō′nē-əl)
Of, relating to, or being the period of time before colonization of a region or territory.


(Sociology) occurring or existing prior to a colonial period or colonization of a given area or country; of or pertaining to this period


(ˌpri kəˈloʊ ni əl)

of or pertaining to the time before a region or country became a colony.
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Private luxury travel to Kenya offers more than superior safaris, however; on the coast, Lamu Island combines white sand beaches and archaeological sites that examine pre-colonial African history.
During the pre-colonial time, the Fipa had already developed into the chiefdoms of Nkasi and Lyangalile.
Rwandans will draw-in the pre-colonial traditions and put them up to date so that they are part of the big political, economic and social factors of the country.
The saga of American Indian tribes is divided into four main eras: pre-colonial, colonial, during the United States' rise to power as a nation, and 1900 onward.
Other topics include pre-colonial African kingdoms, the rise of Islam and 19th century Japanese trade - as well as 20th century British politics.
In her master's study of Maori pre-colonial stories, ceremonies and practices regarding menstruation, Murphy (Ngati Manawa, Ngati Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, Tuhoe, Ngati Kahungunu) researched original stories and songs that described menstruation as coming from Papatuanku herself, as being "a matrilineal river of power".
We believe they are pre-colonial, if not pre-Columbian Native American graves,'' he said.
If in pre-colonial times it marked a gender hierarchy and separation, for colonials it symbolized Islam's inferiority and oppression of women.
Elements of secularism are identifiable in pre-colonial African societies, unlike what some African religious leaders would have us believe.
He examines the pre-colonial tradition and post-colonial versions in Balinese performance, the newly "global" permutations in Singapore, and the difficulties westerners have in assuming that a male actor playing a female character may not actually be a gay Asian princess.
Chieftaincy is one of the few resilient institutions that have survived all the three phases of Ghana's political history during pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial eras irrespective of the general attitude towards chiefs, and the institution.
Project Balanghay, which gets its name from the wooden watercraft used by early Filipinos during pre-colonial times, is an SHS track designed to help in maritime education by training SHS students in the technical skills needed to pursue further studies or available career prospects in the field of seafaring.