colonist

[kol-uh-nist]
noun
1.
an inhabitant of a colony.
2.
a member of a colonizing expedition.
3.
(often initial capital letter) an inhabitant of the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America.

Origin:
1695–1705, Americanism; colon(y) + -ist

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colonist (ˈkɒlənɪst)
 
n
1.  a person who settles or colonizes an area
2.  an inhabitant or member of a colony

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colonist
1701, "colonizer," from colony.
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