Meaning of colonia

co•lo•ni•a

Pronunciation: (ku-lō'nē-u, -lōn'yu Sp. kô-lô'nyä), [key]
— pl. -lo•ni•as
  1. (in the southwestern U.S.) a city neighborhood or a rural settlement inhabited predominantly by Mexicans or Mexican Americans.
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