a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country.
Imperial self-assertion required first of all that Italy seize full control of the colonies it already possessed.
a group of people of one nationality or ethnic group living in a foreign city or country.
the British colony in New York
a community of animals or plants of one kind living close together or forming a physically connected structure.
a colony of seals