creolization

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Etymology[edit]

Creole + -ize + -ation

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɹiːəʊ̆laɪˈzeɪʃə̆n/

Noun[edit]

creolization (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) the process of a pidgin rapidly expanding its vocabulary and grammatical rules, ultimately becoming a creole.
  2. (Trinidad and Tobago) of Indo-Trinidadians, the process of assimilation into the dominant Creole culture.