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creole

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Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol
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Etymology

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.

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creole

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  1. A dialect formed from two languages which has developed from an artificial pidgin to become a first language.

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