Kolonie, noun

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Also with small initial.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, colony, as found in the phrase die Kolonie, a name given to the Cape Colony.
Colony. Also attributive.
[1861 P.B. Borcherds Auto-Biog. Mem. 168The landdrost of Swellendam..had been obliged to order all the inhabitants of his district (kolonie) to proceed to the distant parts of the settlement, in order to oppose the attacks of the Kafirs and Hottentots, and to disperse them.]
1912 F. Bancroft Veldt Dwellers 202So foolish are the rooinecks, but yet so stiff-necked...Why, where would they be in this war if they had not the Kolonies men to help them?
1971 Cape Times 3 July (Mag. Sect.) 3Many people still call the Cape ‘die Kolonie’...Even in the towns they still refer sometimes to the Cape as ‘Kolonie’.
1975 Sunday Times 2 Nov. (Mag. Sect.) 2It was too high a price to pay to listen while pa took us on a trip through the eating habits of the old kolonie.
Colony. Also attributive.

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