Word of the Day Archive
Thursday January 13, 2011
1. To combine local and foreign elements into a new, distinct whole.
2. To render a pidgin into a distinct, spoken language.
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
Creolize is a verb alteration of creole, which derives from the Spanish criollo, "a person native to a locality."