Krio

Krio

[kree-oh]
noun
an English-based creole of Sierra Leone, a first language of the residents of Freetown and its environs, and a lingua franca elsewhere in the country.
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Krio (ˈkriːəʊ)
 
n , -os
1.  the English-based creole widely used as a lingua franca in Sierra Leone. Its principal language of admixture is Yoruba
2.  a native speaker of Krio
3.  (modifier) of or relating to the Krio language or Krios: Krio poetry
 
[alteration of creole]

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