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colony

noun [C]  /ˈkɑl·ə·ni/ us  
politics & government a country or area controlled politically by a more powerful country A colony is also a group of people with a shared interest or job who live together: an artists’ colony A colony is also a group of animals, insects, or plants of the same type that live together: an ant colony
colonize
verb [T]  /ˈkɑl·əˌnɑɪz/ us  
Peru was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century.
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