A colony It is a set of people that come from the same territory and that are set in another. The term is also used to name the place where these people are established and, by extension, to territory that is dominated by a foreign power .
For example: “The colony of Ecuadorians in Madrid does not stop growing”, “The Welsh founded a great colony in Patagonia at the beginning of the last century”, "This country was a British colony for a long time".
It can be said that immigrants who settle in a country they form a colony of their nation of origin. In this way, all Germans living in Uruguay They make up a German colony in Uruguayan territory.
This meaning of the term, of course, has no correlation with a domain or one administration from Germany in Uruguayan soil. On the other hand, in a political sense, the notion of colonialism refers to the control of a territory by a colony foreign. Brazil , for example, it was a Portuguese colony until 1822 .
A colony or Eau de cologne , on the other hand, is a fragrance which is composed of aromatic essences, alcohol and water: “My grandmother gave me a colony for my birthday”, "I'm going to wear a little cologne and I'm ready".
A summer residence for children's vacations, the group of animals of the same species that live in a certain territory and, in some countries, a neighborhood or city They also receive the denomination of colony.
It is known by the name of summer colony, for example, to a residence to which many parents send their children during their holidays summer, with the purpose of performing various recreational activities, such as excursions, swimming, outdoor games, sports and competitions. One of the main objectives of these organizations is to promote the inclusion of the youngest in their environment, outside the generally hostile environment of the school, without the pressure of obtaining good grades or impressing teachers, since the colony is a space to disconnect from the obligations of the rest of the year.
But the summer colony not only offers the possibility of joining a group of people of the same age to share moments of leisure and contact with nature, but it can also serve as a means of learning or reinforcing a foreign language. It is very common for the colonies of Spanish-speaking countries to offer English courses for natives and Spanish for foreigners, and their effectiveness is enhanced by the exchange of face-to-face contact with people from other countries.
The summer colony is the ideal place to create friendships based on tastes and hobbies that are not so present in the field school; It is especially beneficial for those children and adolescents who, for different reasons, do not have the opportunity to interact with people of their age in their daily lives, thus losing their wealth that cannot be replaced by dealing with adults.
Despite all the points in favor, the summer colony brings together the smallest in facilities supervised by adults, and this entails a series of risks which must be taken into account when choosing an institution. It is very important that parents meet with tutors and managers, to meet them and judge their suitability for themselves, since they will be in charge of nothing less than the lives of their children. On the other hand, children should always have the last word regarding the final decision: if they do not feel comfortable with the experience, forcing them to face it can cause them very deep harm.
Sacramento Colony (popularly known as Colony ) in Uruguay and Colony in Germany Finally, they are cities.