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creolized

[kree-uh-lahyzd] /ˈkri əˌlaɪzd/
adjective
1.
(of a language) formerly a pidgin but now the native language of a group of speakers, with consequent enrichment of the vocabulary by borrowing and creation.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; creolize + -ed2

creolize

[kree-uh-lahyz] /ˈkri əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), creolized, creolizing.
1.
to render (a language) creolized.
verb (used without object), creolized, creolizing.
2.
to become creolized.
Also, especially British, creolise.
Origin
1810-20; Creole + -ize
Related forms
creolization, noun
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  • When the jargon has become the only language of the subject group, it isa creolized language.
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creolized

/ˈkriːəˌlaɪzd/
adjective
1.
(of a language) incorporating a considerable range of features from one or more unrelated languages, as the result of contact between language communities
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