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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Definitions for creolize

  1. To combine local and foreign elements into a new, distinct whole.
  2. 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. Christopher Winks, Symbolic cities in Caribbean literature
He embodies the reluctance to surrender his Indian heritage and the refusal to creolized his identity. Véronique Bragard, Transoceanic Dialogues: Coolitude in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Narratives
Origin of creolize
1810-1820
Creolize is a verb alteration of creole, which derives from the Spanish criollo, "a person native to a locality."