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precolonial

[pree-kuh-loh-nee-uh l] /ˌpri kəˈloʊ ni əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the time before a region or country became a colony.
Origin of precolonial
1960-1965
1960-65; pre- + colonial
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  • It was true that Manon was still a precolonial planet only as a technicality.

    Legacy James H Schmitz

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