In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- During the 16th century Spain and England were colonizing the world and gaining power.
- ‘The classic age of imperialism effectively ended in 1918 ’, she writes, though the greater part of the world was still colonised.
- No one is certain whether the pigs roaming the landscape as Europeans began to formally colonize the southeastern region were the descendants of De Soto's walking food supply.
- Moreover, this symbolic conquest of the land and the skills learned on the snowshoe tramps made the contemporary political objective of colonizing the North West and creating a transatlantic nation all the more possible.
- Indigenous peoples shared their land with the newcomers and eventually it became more than sharing as the settlers colonized the continent and waged an undeclared war against Indigneous peoples.
- They don't necessarily need to send in troops - they send in men in suits and they colonise the place financially.
- Police Chief Berryer's men routinely rounded up vagrants and sent them off to colonize Canada.
- In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, most of the Islamic world was conquered and colonized by the European powers.
- I think we should send them to colonize other planets for us.
- With the exception of Thailand, all the countries in the region were colonized by a Western country.
- On 13 July 1889 he founded the British South Africa Company, which subsequently administered and colonized the territory named Southern Rhodesia in his honour in 1898.
- There were some other parallels to Scotland - apart from the fact that the place was colonised by Scots, adopted by Scots, and virtually christened by the early settlers as an alternative Scotland.
- A pair of French Canadians founded and helped to colonize this southern French territory.
- Viking settlers tried to colonise it more than 1,500 years ago.
- He put down rebellions and sent his Athenian armies to colonize other areas of Asia Minor.
- Other places were also colonized, especially some Caribbean islands, and more of the North American coast.
- Writer Peter Pierce believes that the fear of being lost in hostile desert or bushland has been deeply etched into the Australian psyche ever since Europeans colonised the southern continent.
- A fatal mistake was choosing to colonise land at the heart of the Spanish empire.
- Most people seem to take one of two general points of view on the quest that rockets represent: A vocal minority is certain that humanity will colonize space, just as Europeans colonized the New World.
- They were representatives of a huge power to the north that was trying to colonise a Mexican province.
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- This season, more than 30,000 birds, belonging to 30 species, have colonised the place.
- Both grasses often colonize continuous expanses of desert, closing the open spaces that normally separate native desert plants and protect them from fire.
- In recent decades, it has colonized such far-flung places as Cape Cod, and in 1999 one was captured in New York City's Central Park.
- It thrived when tundra-like flora and fauna colonised the land as the glaciers retreated but later declined as the climate warmed.
- Ling another name for common heather, ling colonises both lowland and blanket bogs.
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