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colonistnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒl.ə.nist/  us   /ˈkɑː.lə.nist/
someone who lives in or goes to live in a country or area that is a colony
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colonistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑl·ə·nɪst/
politics & government a person living in a country or area controlled politically by a more powerful country: He arrived in Maryland with the first American colonists in 1634.
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