Re: Need Help With Polish Map Abbreviation "Kol." #general

Igor Holyboroda

Dear Bob!
"Kol." in Polish means "Kolonia" - colony, a small settlement
inhabited by the group of people with some similar features. In the
interwar Poland colonies were often established by Polish war
Veterans, the so-called osadniks ( say veterans of :Polish-Soviet war
of 1920).
Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv, Ukraine.

From: Bob Fitterman <bobf@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 18:53:10 -0500

I am trying to identify the historical name of a town now called Alba,
Belarus, in the eastern half Grodno Guberniya during 1930s. I located
a Polish military map >from 1921 which shows its name as "Kol. Alba"
and I was curious what the abbreviation "Kol." indicated. If anyone
can answer this question, please let me know.

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