Créole

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See also: Creole, creole, and créole

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Etymology[edit]

An adaptation of the Castilian Spanish criollo (homey, local yokel), from Portuguese crioulo, diminutive of cria (person raised in one’s house, servant), from Portuguese criar (to rear, to bring up), from Latin creo (to create)

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Créole m, f (plural Créoles)

  1. Creole:
    1. A descendant of white European settlers who is born in a colonized country. [from 17th c.]
    2. Anyone with mixed ancestry born in a country colonized by white Europeans, now especially one who speaks a creole language. [from 18th c.]
    3. Someone of black African descent who is born in the Caribbean or Americas (originally as opposed to an African immigrant). [from 18th c.]

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