colônia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin colōnia (colony), from colōnus (farmer; colonist), from colō (till, cultivate, worship), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to move; to turn (around)).

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colônia f (plural colônias)

  1. (Brazil) colony (region or governmental unit)
  2. (Brazil) a settlement of immigrants
  3. (Brazil) plantation

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