decolonization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ colonization

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˌkɒl.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/

Noun[edit]

decolonization (countable and uncountable, plural decolonizations)

  1. The freeing of a colony etc from dependent status by granting it independence.
  2. (social sciences) The reverse of colonization, i.e. granting back autonomy to a group.

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