As nouns the difference between province and colony
is that province
is a subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (canada) one of ten of canada's federated entities, recognized by the constitution and having a separate representative of the sovereign (compare territory) while colony
is a settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their original place of origin.
As a proper noun province
is (british) northern ireland.
A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (Canada) one of ten of Canada's federated entities, recognized by the Constitution and having a separate representative of the Sovereign (compare territory).
A territorial area within a country.
A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
(British) Northern Ireland
A settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their original place of origin
Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
* Bermuda is a crown colony of Great Britain .
A group of people with the same interests or ethnic origin concentrated in a particular geographic area
* The in Iowa were settled by people from Germany
A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
* ant colony
* The Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the bluebubble, bluebottle or the man-of-war, is commonly thought of as a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore — a colony of specialized polyps and medusoids. Wikipedia article on (w, Portuguese Man o' War)
A collective noun for rabbits.
* colonial (adj., n.)
* colonialism (n.)
* colonise, colonize
* colonist (n.)
* colonyhood (n.)
* Cologne (city, n.)
* penal colony
* space colony