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"European manufacturers dream night and day of Africa, of a lake in the Saharan desert, of a railroad to the Soudan. They anxiously follow the progress of Livingston, Stanley, Du Chaillu; they listen open-mouthed to the marvelous tales of these brave travelers. What unknown wonders are contained in the “dark continent”! Fields are sown with elephants’ teeth, rivers of cocoanut oil are dotted with gold, millions of backsides, as bare as the faces of Dufaure and Girardin, are awaiting cotton goods to teach them decency, and bottles of schnaps and bibles from which they may learn the virtues of civilization." --The Right to Be Lazy (1883) by Paul Lafargue

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Colonisation (or Colonization) occurs whenever any one or more species populates a new area. The term, which is derived from the Latin colere, to inhabit, cultivate, frequent, practice, tend, guard, respect, originally related to humans. However, 19th century biogeographers dominated the term to describe the activities of birds or bacteria, or plant species. Human colonization is a narrower category than the related concept of colonialism, because whereas colonization refers to the establishment of settler colonies, trading posts, and plantations with the metropole's own population, colonialism deals with this and the ruling of new territories' existing peoples.

See also

ethnic nationalism, Frantz Fanon, Cocacolonization, decolonization, Romanticism

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