AskDefine | Define Creole

Dictionary Definition

Creole adj
1 of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both; "Creole grammars"
2 of or relating to or characteristic of native-born persons of French descent in Louisiana; "Creole cooking"

Noun

1 a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America
2 a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)
3 a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Etymology

An adaptation of the Castillian criollo, which came into English via between 1595 and 1605.

Pronunciation

  • italbrac UK: /ˈkriəʊl/, /"kri@Ul/
  • italbrac US: , /ˈkrioʊl/, /"krioUl/

Proper noun

  1. A French-African ethnic group in Louisiana.
  2. A member of this ethnic group.

Translations

French-African ethnic group in Louisiana
member of this ethnic group

Extensive Definition

The word Creole is an adaptation of the Castillian-Spanish word criollo.
Creole may refer to:

Peoples

Some specific creole languages:

Other

Creole in German: Creole
Creole in French: Créole
Creole in Korean: 크리올 (동음이의)
Creole in Italian: Creolo
Creole in Dutch: Creool
Creole in Japanese: クレオール
Creole in Norwegian Nynorsk: Kreol
Creole in Polish: Kreol
Creole in Portuguese: Crioulo
Creole in Vietnamese: Creole
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