(Redirected from Creole)
The term Creole can refer to:
- Creole (language): Native language, such as Haitian Creole, which under most definitions originated as a pidgin (a rudimentary language without native speakers, created by at least two groups of speakers as a contact language. i.e. to allow immediate communication) but became as complex as any other language through being acquired by children as a first language.
- Creole (people): People of mixed ancestry, generally colonial and indigenous. Depending on context, the term can be merely descriptive or highly pejorative.
- Creole (food): A style of cuisine that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, which combines aspects of French, Spanish, African, and Native American cooking.