Definition of Krio in English:

Krio

Line breaks: Krio
Pronunciation: /ˈkriːəʊ
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
An English-based Creole language of Sierra Leone. It is the first language of about 350,000 people and is used as a lingua franca by over 3 million.
More example sentences
  • The grammar and pronunciation of Krio are similar to many African languages.
  • Krio, Mende and Temne are widely spoken, with Krio being the lingua franca.
  • His English is virtually nonexistent, and his Krio, the local language, is inflected with his native Italian.

adjective

Back to top  
Relating to Krio.
More example sentences
  • On the phone to someone who has spent several extended periods working in Sierra Leone - I mentioned that website of Krio proverbs which I linked to a couple of weeks ago, and quoted her an example.
  • Creole authors have pioneered a growing literature in the Krio language.

Origin

probably an alteration of Creole.

More definitions of Krio

Definition of Krio in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day crowdsource
Pronunciation: ˈkraʊdsɔːs
verb
obtain (information) by enlisting help of many people…