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Definition of "creoles" [creoles]

  • Plural form of creole. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "creoles" in a sentence
  • "Harrison et al. (1988) discuss the ‘Founder Effect' in biology and human evolution, and Mufwene (2001) applies it as a creolistic tool to explain why the structural features of so-called creoles (which he regards as ‘normal languages' just like English) are largely predetermined by the characteristics of the languages spoken by the founder population, i.e. by the first colonists."
  • "The creoles, the so-called creoles, owned the sugarcane and coffee plantation."
  • "The first is largely composed of descendants of French colonists, termed creoles, with some Spanish intermixed, and the sugar cane is the staple crop, changing as the Gulf is approached to rice."