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Creole

noun [C]  /ˈkri·oʊl/ us  

Creole noun [C] (LANGUAGE)

any of several languages developed in some Caribbean islands that combine African languages and Indian languages with French or Spanish: Creole is one of the official languages of Haiti.

Creole noun [C] (PERSON)

a white person who is related to the original group of Spanish or French people who came to the Caribbean or Louisiana, or a person of color from some Caribbean islands who is of mixed African and European origin and who speaks esp. French Creole
(Definition of Creole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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