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Noun1.colonisation - the act of colonizingcolonisation - the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
establishment, constitution, formation, organisation, organization - the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
population - the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
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(ˈkoləni) plural ˈcolonies noun
1. (a group of people who form) a settlement in one country etc which is under the rule of another country. France used to have many colonies in Africa.
2. a group of people having the same interests, living close together. a colony of artists.
3. a collection of animals, birds etc, of one type, living together. a colony of gulls.
coˈlonial (-ˈlou-) adjective
Britain was formerly a colonial power.
coˈlonialism noun
coˈlonialist noun
and adjective.
ˈcolonize, ˈcolonise verb
to establish a colony in (a place). The English colonized New England in 1620.
ˈcolonist noun
ˌcoloniˈzation, ˌcoloniˈsation noun
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The East-Indian and Chinese markets, the colonisation of America, trade with the colonies, the increase in the means of exchange and in commodities generally, gave to commerce, to navigation, to industry, an impulse
Distribution of fresh-water productions -- On the inhabitants of oceanic islands -- Absence of Batrachians and of terrestrial Mammals -- On the relation of the inhabitants of islands to those of the nearest mainland -- On colonisation from the nearest source with subsequent modification -- Summary of the last and present chapters.
I presume "middle" means "middle between the two Greek-speaking countries of Asia Minor and Sicily, with South Italy"; for that parts of Sicily and also large parts, though not the whole of South Italy, were inhabited by Greek-speaking races centuries before the Dorian colonisations can hardly be doubted.
The new book suggests Lincoln continued to support colonisation, engaging in secret diplomacy with the British to establish a colony in British Honduras.
The fact that English is today the majority language of Wales is the result of seven centuries of colonisation - beginning with military conquest, and then ensuring that becoming a monoglot English-speaker was the best way for Welsh people to achieve economic and social advancement.
Cette [beaucoup moins que]annonce[beaucoup plus grand que], qui tord le cou a la promesse de Netanyahu de geler la colonisation, [beaucoup moins que]trahit[beaucoup plus grand que] le discours contradictoire du Premier ministre israelien qui ne cherche ni arret de la colonisation, ni reprise du processus de paix.
Le dirigeant palestinien Mahmoud Abbas a accuse samedi la poursuite de la colonisation juive en Cisjordanie occupee de detruire toute possibilite d'accord de paix israelo-palestinien, lors d'une rare interview en arabe a une chaEne de television israelienne.
The new book has suggested that Lincoln continued to support colonisation, engaging in secret diplomacy with the British to establish a colony in British Honduras.
IsraE1/2l a legalise hier mardi trois colonies sauvages, une decision condamnee par le president palestinien Mahmoud Abbas qui attend un engagement au gel de la colonisation pour reprendre les negociations de paix.
Le gouvernement israelien doit geler completement la colonisation, et ne pas se contenter d'un moratoire limite a la Cisjordanie, s'il veut prouver son serieux, a estime hier lundi le principal negociateur palestinien SaE1/2b Erakat.
Le President palestinien Mahmoud Abbas a demande avant-hier mercredi une reunion d'urgence du Conseil de securite de l'ONU sur la colonisation israelienne dans les territoires occupes, a confirme M.
Netanyahu d'etre "determine a detruire les negociations" de paix, alors que le differend entre les deux parties sur la poursuite de la colonisation empeche la reprise des pourparlers relances le 2 septembre sous l'egide de Washington.