creole \cre"ole\ (kr?"?l), n. [f. cr&?;ole, sp. criollo, from an american negro word, perh. a corruption of a sp. criadillo, dim. of criado servant, formerly also, child, fr. l. creatus, p. p. of creare to create. cf. create.] one born of european parents in the american colonies of france or spain or in the states which were once such colonies, esp. a person of french or spanish descent, who is a native inhabitant of louisiana, or one of the states adjoining, bordering on the gulf of of mexico. note: "the term creole negro is employed in the english west indies to distinguish the negroes born there from the africans imported during the time of the slave trade. the application of this term to the colored people has led to an idea common in some parts of the united states, though wholly unfounded, that it implies an admixture greater or less of african blood." hildreth. note: "the title [creole] did not first belong to the descendants of spanish, but of french, settlers, but such a meaning implied a certain excellence of origin, and so came early to include any native of french or spanish descent by either parent, whose nonalliance with the slave race entitled him to social rank. later, the term was adopted by, not conceded to, the natives of mixed blood, and is still so used among themselves. besides french and spanish, there are even, for convenience of speech, 'colored' creoles; but there are no italian, or sicilian, nor any english, scotch, irish, or 'yankee' creoles, unless of parentage married into, and themselves thoroughly proselyted in, creole society." w. cable. creole \cre"ole\ (kr?"?l), a. of or pertaining to a creole or the creoles. note: in new orleans the word creole is applied to any product, or variety of manufacture, peculiar to louisiana; as, creole ponies, chickens, cows, shoes, eggs, wagons, baskets, etc. [
Creole is a pidgin language that has developed over time and now has native speakers or is the sole language of a community, for example Patois (Jamaican English). Often a creole language will include words from earlier native languages which were the first language of the speakers of the then pidgin language which became a creole. The language is: Creole Leeward Caribbean Creole is an Englisb-based creole language spoken in Antingua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Dominica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis. The language is: Leeward Caribbean Creole Malaccan Creole Malay is a Malay-based creole language spoken in the Malacca Straits, Malaysia. The language is: Malaccan Creole Malay MALACCAN CREOLE PORTUGUESE|creole|portuguese|kristang Malaccan Creole Portuguese (Kristang) is a Portuguese-based creole language spoken by the Kristang people of Malaysia and Singapore. The language is: Malaccan Creole Portuguese Manado Malay is a Malay-based creole language spoken in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The language is: Manado Malay Papiamento (Papiamentu) is an Iberian based creole language spoken in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The language is: Papiamento Pijin (Solomons Pidgin) is an English-based creole language spoken in the Solomon Islands. The language is: Pijin Riverain Sango is an Ngbandi-based creole language spoken in the Central African Republic. The language is: Riverain Sango Tok Pisin (Melanesian English) is an English-based creole language spoken in Papua New Guinea. The language is: Tok Pisin
Noun 1. a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America (hypernym) American 2. a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana) (hypernym) American Adjective 1. of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both; "Creole grammars" 2. of or relating to or characteristic of native-born persons of French descent in Louisiana; "Creole cooking" (pertainym) Creole Noun 1. a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages (hypernym) natural language, tongue (hyponym) Haitian Creole
One born of European parents in the American colonies of France or Spain or in the States which were once such colonies, esp. a person of French or Spanish descent, who is a native inhabitant of Louisiana, or one of the States adjoining, bordering on the Gulf of of Mexico. (a.)
Of or pertaining to a Creole or the Creoles.