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(ˈkriːəʊˌlaɪz) or


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

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to develop (a language) into a creole.
cre`o•li•za′tion, n.
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- To relax in an elegant fashion in a warm climate.
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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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Then, write a novel in which you shed off the burden of representation and embrace your creolised identity in a globalized world.
My thesis investigates whether Kumina is a determined whole continuity of an African cultural expression or a 'creolised' cultural tradition consisting of European influences.
Urban Nigerians--and our urban populations are growing quickly--are a creolised people.
Conversely, though, as I aim to show, it is possible to trace how the intimacies of women's friendships forged across the colonial and neo- colonial divide might also give rise to more subversive creolised or hybrid domestic arrangements and enable child rearing practices that destabilise established power relationships, unravel racial categories, and disrupt 'imperial rule'.
Occasionally he reaches too far, as when he suggests that creolised Hindi sugar cane worker songs from British Guiana 'must surely also give voice for the Indian rubber workers of Southeast Asia' (p.
It's that but just as a creolised form of Scandinavian song in English, which when you read it makes very little sense.
This migrant, chaotic figure first appears in the narrative almost as a parody of a creolised cultural identity, one that is performed, flaunted and still further amplified in the telling.
In this way historical ('traditional') difference becomes less prominent, less separating, more 'creolised'.
In this, specific considerations--the tropical environment, local materials, and the inevitability of natural disasters--have all helped inform new architectural innovations, with Western architectural traditions 'creolised' with window hoods, jalousie windows, and verandas; making structure permeable to daylight and fresh air, while shielding rain and direct sunlight.
In contrast to studies that have positioned Straits Chinese and groups like them as separate 'hybrid' or 'creolised' communities which mainly acted as intermediaries between the colonial state and transient Chinese populations, this article argues that such groups freely interacted and mingled with newer arrivals across a whole range of public spaces and institutions.
Creolised, he became a revolutionary, returned to England, only to be arrested at Oakley Arms tavern at a meeting of workingmen in 1802 for his efforts to overthrow the monarchy and bring in a republic.
Cape Verde and Sao Tome e Principe are good examples of creolised tropical islands, the latter a classic plantation colony.