criollo

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

criollo (plural criollos)

  1. Alternative form of Criollo

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese crioulo (white person born in the colonies; slave born in the house of his master; black person born in the colonies).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈkɾjoʝo/, [ˈkɾjo.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈkɾjoʎo/, [ˈkɾjo.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈkɾjoʃo/, [ˈkɾjo.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈkɾjoʒo/, [ˈkɾjo.ʒo]

Adjective[edit]

criollo (feminine criolla, masculine plural criollos, feminine plural criollas)

  1. creole
  2. Related from people descended from European parents living in the Americas

Noun[edit]

criollo m (plural criollos)

  1. creole
  2. A person descended from European parents living in the Americas
  3. (Philippines, historical, obsolete) Spaniard born and/or raised in Spanish America who immigrated or visited the Spanish Colonial Philippines or Spanish East Indies in general.
    Synonym: americano
    Coordinate terms: peninsular, insular, filipino, filipina

Usage notes[edit]

In the Philippines during Spanish Colonial Times, Coordinate term: peninsular (Spaniard born and/or raised in Spain or the Iberian Peninsula).
In the Philippines during Spanish Colonial Times, Coordinate term: criollo / americano (Spaniard born and/or raised in the Spanish Americas, such as Mexico).
In the Philippines during Spanish Colonial Times, Coordinate term: insular (Spaniard born and/or raised in the Philippines).
In Spain and Spanish America during Spanish Colonial Times in the Philippines, Coordinate term: filipino / filipina (Spaniard born and/or raised in the Philippines).

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