[ kree-uh-lahyzd ]
/ ˈkri əˌlaɪzd /
(of a language) formerly a pidgin but now the native language of a group of speakers, with consequent enrichment of the vocabulary by borrowing and creation.
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Origin of creolized
[ kree-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈkri əˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.
to render (a language) creolized.
verb (used without object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.
to become creolized.
Also especially British, cre·o·lise.
Origin of creolize
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/ (ˈkriːəˌlaɪzd) /
(of a language) incorporating a considerable range of features from one or more unrelated languages, as the result of contact between language communities
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