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An adaptation of the Castilian Spanish criollo (“‘homey, local yokel’”) < Portuguese crioulo, diminutive of cria (“‘person raised in one’s house, servant’”) < Portuguese criar (“‘to rear, to bring up’”) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] creo (“‘to create’”), which came into English via French between 1595 and 1605.
- (UK) IPA: /ˈkriəʊl/, SAMPA: /"kri@Ul/
- (US) enPR: krēʹōl, IPA: /ˈkrioʊl/, SAMPA: /"krioUl/
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- A dialect formed from two languages which has developed from an artificial pidgin to become a first language.
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