Definition of creolize in English:
Form (a Creole language) from the contact of a European language with a local language: (as adjective creolized) a creolized variety of French
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- 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.
- 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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