Meaning of Colonia

What is Cologne:

The word colony can refer to several things. A colony can be a group of people established in a different place than where they came from: “The first Martian colony settled in the 13th century”, or to the place where these people settle: “The Indians formed a small colony on the island ”.

Likewise, the territory that a nation, generally a power, has subdued or invaded, and which is dominated and administered by it, is considered a colony.

Colonia is also called the group of people who, being from a country or region, have settled and live in another country or region: "The colony of Uruguayans in Spain."

A colony is also a group of animals of the same species that lives and coexists in a given territory: "The colony of mice has worried the health authorities."

Cologne water (German city) is also called cologne, that is, a perfume composed of water, alcohol and aromatic essences, which is rubbed on the skin to impregnate it with a good smell.

The word Suburb, as such, comes from the Latin Suburb, of colōnus, which means 'farmer', 'settler'.

See also What is Colonization?

Cologne in history

A territory is known as a colony subject to the administration and government of another country, usually a remote power called for such purposes "metropolis", which has invaded and subdued its inhabitants by force. Colonial territories lack autonomy and self-determination, and in general both their legal system and religion are imposed on them from the metropolis.

The colony has produced a host of injustices throughout history, from the enslavement of local inhabitants to genocide. The European powers had subject to a colonial regime large territories of America, Africa, Asia and Oceania for several centuries. Wars of independence and various political processes have allowed the emancipation of these nations. However, colonialism has survived today although under the new denomination of overseas possessions or in a different system: neocolonialism.

See also:

  • Colonialism.
  • Colonial period.

Spanish colony in America

The historical period known as a colony was that during which the Spanish Crown exercised sovereignty over the American territories. It extended from the end of the conquest, a warlike and genocidal process that began more or less towards the 16th century, until the 19th century, during which the new American nations were achieving their political independence from Spain.

Colony in biology

In biology, a colony is called a group of organisms that are united with each other and whose coexistence responds to the purpose of collaboration and survival. There are several types of colonies, such as those of single-celled organisms, such as blue algae and bacteria; of multicellular organisms, such as those of social insects (bees, termites, ants, etc.) or those of corals.

Colony in microbiology

In microbiology, the grouping of a set of microorganisms of the same type is called a colony. Some microorganisms that form colonies are bacteria, fungi and protozoa or protozoa.

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