colon

English translation: settler

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Catalan term or phrase:colon
English translation:settler
Entered by: S Ben Price

16:10 Sep 30, 2008
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Science (general) / immigration
Catalan term or phrase: colon
I am doing a correction of a scientific paper, and the author has used the word "colon". This is most likely a mistranslation on the part of the author, as I don't think people stayed in their homelands while parts of their large intestines looked for better futures elsewhere. Any ideas?

"After the immigration from Europe to the American continent during XVIIIth and XIXth centuries, immigration of colons appeared towards United States and lately to Germany, France, United Kingdom and other European countries. "
S Ben Price
Spain
Local time: 03:11
settler
Explanation:
Catalan colon = settler.
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Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira
Brazil
Grading comment
Thanks, in this case I went with immigrant, but same difference.
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Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira


  

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settler


Explanation:
Catalan colon = settler.


    Reference: http://ec.grec.net/lexicx.jsp?GECART=0031765
Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira
Brazil
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks, in this case I went with immigrant, but same difference.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  psicutrinius
2 mins

agree  Ross Andrew Parker: or colonist
3 mins

agree  Berni Armstrong
31 mins

agree  Fiona Kirton
4 hrs
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