Thursday, January 13, 2011
Definitions for creolize
- To combine local and foreign elements into a new, distinct whole.
- To render a pidgin into a distinct, spoken language.
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Citations for creolize
To fuse - creolized - these styles (Greco-Roman, Renaissance, American Modernist, and Pre-Columbian), it is implied, is the task of the Caribbean architect.
He embodies the reluctance to surrender his Indian heritage and the refusal to creolized his identity.
Origin of creolize
Creolize is a verb alteration of creole, which derives from the Spanish criollo, "a person native to a locality."