creolize

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creolize

(ˈkriːəʊˌlaɪz) or

creolise

vb (tr)
(Languages) to make (a language) become a creole

cre•o•lize

(ˈkri əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to develop (a language) into a creole.
[1810–20]
cre`o•li•za′tion, n.

creolize

- To relax in an elegant fashion in a warm climate.
See also related terms for relax.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.creolize - develop into a creole; "pidgins often creolize"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
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On a practical level, identifying Nigeria as a creolising society may go some way to producing a change in how power is shared across the country--the insistence on federal character, which has led to the demand for state creation to the point of absurdity, may be diminished if Nigerians could increasingly see that the manifest ethnic identity of a minister does not directly benefit them, and in fact, very often, somebody ostensibly from your ethnic group has cross-cutting loyalties to other groups; more pressingly, their concerns could become more about where they actually live, than whether their ethnic group is perceived to be getting a share of the "national cake".
En este marco, surgen sus construcciones teoricas sobre las culturas hibridas, la Relation (traducida en ingles como cross-cultural relating), y el metissage (traducido al ingles como creolising forces) que en Glissant sugieren una relacion dinamica, nunca estatica, casi caotica, en la que no se niega ni al yo ni al "otro" (97).