creolized language

noun
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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First Known Use of creolized language

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of creolized language was in 1932

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“Creolized language.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creolized%20language. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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