colony/ ˈkɒl ə ni /
noun, plural col·o·nies.
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation.
the country or district settled or colonized:
Many Western nations are former European colonies.
any people or territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
the Colonies, those British colonies that formed the original 13 states of the United States: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
a number of people coming from the same country, or speaking the same language, residing in a foreign country or city, or a particular section of it; enclave:
the Polish colony in Israel; the American colony in Paris.
any group of individuals having similar interests, occupations, etc., usually living in a particular locality; community:
a colony of artists.