Krio

[ kree-oh ]
/ ˈkri oʊ /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for Krio

Krio
/ (ˈkriːəʊ) /

noun

the English-based creole widely used as a lingua franca in Sierra Leone. Its principal language of admixture is Yoruba
plural -os a native speaker of Krio
(modifier) of or relating to the Krio language or KriosKrio poetry

Word Origin for Krio

alteration of creole
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