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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