variants: or less commonly creole language
Definition of creolized language
: a language resulting from the acquisition by a subordinate group of the language of a dominant group, with phonological changes, simplification of grammar, and an admixture of the subordinate group's vocabulary, and serving as the mother tongue of its speakers, not solely for communication between people of different languages — compare pidgin
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