Colonizer (noun)

  1. A person who establishes or helps to establish a colony.
  2. A person or group who takes control of a territory and governs it as a colony.


17th century: from french colonisateur, from coloniser "to colonize".


  1. The colonizers brought disease and enslavement to the native populations they encountered.
  2. The colonizers established a regime characterized by exploitation and oppression.
  3. Many colonizers saw themselves as bringing civilization to the territories they claimed.
  4. The anti-colonial movement sought to resist and defeat the colonizers and gain independence.
  5. The colonizers imposed their language, religion, and culture on the colonized territory and its people.
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