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Metis vs. Creole

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Metisnoun

A person of mixed-race ancestry.

Creolenoun

(linguistics) A lect formed from two or more languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language.

Metisnoun

A person of mixed European and Indigenous descent.

Creolenoun

One born of European parents in the American colonies of France or Spain or in the States which were once such colonies, esp. a person of French or Spanish descent, who is a native inhabitant of Louisiana, or one of the States adjoining, bordering on the Gulf of of Mexico.

Metisnoun

A person who self-identifies as Métis.

Creoleadjective

Of or pertaining to a Creole or the Creoles.

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Metisnoun

(US) A person of one-eighth black ancestry; an octoroon.

Creolenoun

a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America

Metisnoun

(knowledge management) Practical intelligence; street smarts.

Creolenoun

a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)

Metisadjective

Of mixed heritage

Creolenoun

a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages

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Metisadjective

Of Métis heritage.

Creoleadjective

of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both;

‘Creole grammars’;

Metis

The offspring of a white person and an American Indian.

Creoleadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of native-born persons of French descent in Louisiana;

‘Creole cooking’;

Metis

The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; an octoroon.

Creolenoun

a person of mixed European and black descent, especially in the Caribbean.

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Metisnoun

a half-breed of white and Indian parentage

Creolenoun

a descendant of Spanish or other European settlers in the Caribbean or Central or South America.

Creolenoun

a white descendant of French settlers in Louisiana and other parts of the southern US.

Creolenoun

a mother tongue formed from the contact of a European language (especially English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese) with local languages (especially African languages spoken by slaves in the West Indies)

‘a Portuguese-based Creole’;

Creoleadjective

relating to a Creole or Creoles

‘research on pidgin and Creole languages’; ‘a restaurant serving both international and Creole cuisine’;

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