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Krio

[kree-oh] /ˈkri oʊ/
noun
1.
an English-based creole of Sierra Leone, a first language of the residents of Freetown and its environs, and a lingua franca elsewhere in the country.
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Krio

/ˈkriːəʊ/
noun
1.
the English-based creole widely used as a lingua franca in Sierra Leone. Its principal language of admixture is Yoruba
2.
(pl) -os. a native speaker of Krio
3.
(modifier) of or relating to the Krio language or Krios: Krio poetry
Word Origin
alteration of creole
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