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creolize

Line breaks: cre¦ol|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈkriːə(ʊ)lʌɪz
 
, ˈkrɪɒl-/
(also creolise)

Definition of creolize in English:

verb

[with object]
Form (a Creole language) from the contact of a European language with a local language: (as adjective creolized) a creolized variety of French
More example sentences
  • What evolved was a partially creolised form of Dutch which became the mother tongue not only of the Cape Dutch minority, but also of the non-white majority of the population.
  • No doubt, this new humanitarianism also reflected the fact that the missionaries now preached to an increasingly creolized population.
  • This is a highly creolized archive - a patrimony that resists any simple fixing of national identity.

Derivatives

creolization

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • In sociolinguistic terms, Tok Pisin is an expanded pidgin currently undergoing creolization.
  • Distinctive marking of structures such as relative clauses comes later in the stabilization or expansion phase of the pidgin life cycle, or arises in the process of creolization.
  • The violence of their efforts warns against a sense that cultural creolization involves merely the intertwining of different cultural strands.

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