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colonization, colonisation, settlementnoun
the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
"the British colonization of America"
The process of establishing a colony.
Colonization, or colonisation, constitutes large-scale population movements wherein migrants maintain strong links with their, or their ancestors', former country – by such links, gain advantage over other inhabitants of the territory. When colonization takes place under the protection of colonial structures, it may be termed settler colonialism. This often involves the settlers dispossessing indigenous inhabitants, or instituting legal and other structures which disadvantage them.Colonization can be defined as a process of establishing foreign control over target territories or peoples for the purpose of cultivation, often by establishing colonies and possibly by settling them.In colonies established by Western European countries in the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand, settlers (supplemented by Central European, Eastern European, Asian, and African people) eventually formed a large majority of the population after assimilating, warring with, or driving away indigenous peoples. Elsewhere Western European settlers formed minority groups, often dominating the non-Western European majority.During the European colonization of Australia, New Zealand, and other places in Oceania, explorers, and colonists often regarded the landmasses as terra nullius ("empty land" in Latin). Owing to the absence of Western farming techniques, Europeans deemed the land unaltered by mankind and therefore treated it as uninhabited, despite the presence of indigenous populations. In the 19th century, laws and ideas such as Mexico's General Colonization Law and the United States' manifest destiny doctrine encouraged further colonization of the Americas, already begun in the 15th century. Despite countless declarations and referendums from the United Nations on the independence of colonial countries and peoples, implemented since 1946, there are in the world still over 60 colonies – sometimes designated territories – including Puerto Rico, Guam, and Bermuda.
the act of colonizing, or the state of being colonized; the formation of a colony or colonies
Etymology: [Cf. F. colonisation.]
Colonization occurs whenever any one or more species populate an area. The term, which is derived from the Latin colere, "to inhabit, cultivate, frequent practice, tend, guard, respect", originally referred to humans. During the 19th century, biogeographers appropriated the term to also describe the activities of birds, bacteria, or plant species. Human colonization is a narrower category than the related concept of colonialism. Colonization refers strictly to migration, for example, to settler colonies, trading posts, and plantations, while colonialism deals with this, along with ruling the existing indigenous peoples of styled "new territories".
The numerical value of colonization in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of colonization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of colonization in a Sentence
As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story' The Witcher : Blood Origin.' A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books -- What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans ? i've always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall. How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization's true story behind.
The root cause of our problem is colonization, and this has never been touched upon in past talks.
Your identity and culture has been wounded, many families separated, many children have become victims of this homogenization action, supported by the idea that progress occurs through ideological colonization, according to programs studied at the table rather than respecting the lives of peoples.
The Jews has been in that area of the world since about 1200 B.C., way before the first Muslim or Arab walked the earth. ... I mean, Jerusalem was their capital. So if it's who got there first, it's not even close, the Jews were the ones who were occupied by everybody ; the Romans took over at some point and then the Persians and the Byzantines and then the Ottomans. So yes, there was colonization going on there. Beginning in the 19th century, they started to return to Palestine, which was never an Arab country. There was never a country called Palestine that was a distinct Arab country.
This is treaty area for the Fond du Lac Band( of Lake Superior Chippewa). And, once again, we are going to bear the brunt of colonization, these will be new colonizers coming to the area, but it's going to because they're going to come here for reasons that have nothing to do with anything that Tribal people have done.
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- colonitzacióCatalan, Valencian
- Kolonialisierung, Kolonisation, BesiedlungGerman
- coloniam deductamLatin
- колонизация, заселениеRussian
- колонизација, kolonizacijaSerbo-Croatian
- kolonisering, kolonisationSwedish
- chiếm làm thuộc địa, di dânVietnamese
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