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 Definition People of mixed ancestry, generally colonial and indigenous. Depending on context, the term can be merely descriptive or highly pejorative. [d] [e]
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Oopsie! I meant this to be at the Definition template. But maybe it's a good starting off point, since it's a stub-a-thon--write-a-thon day? Opinions? Someone expand? Aleta Curry 20:10, 4 March 2008 (CST)

Yeah! Let's go for it while the other buggers sleep! :) John Stephenson 20:20, 4 March 2008 (CST)

You did well with the etymology. Seems too complicated a subject for me. For example, how to explain that at one stage "Creole" could mean either a person of Caucasian born and raised in the New World or a person of African descent born and raised in the New World, then at some point only meant persons of European descent, but a lot of people used "Creole" to mean "mixed-race", even though modern Creoles apparently don't use it that way. And then how does one explain the term "Creoles of colour", which would seem a bit redundant, and then some of these "Creoles of colour" don't look' "coloured", at all? I don't have the wherewithal, I'm sure! Aleta Curry 21:04, 4 March 2008 (CST)