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CreoleThe term Creole is used with different meanings in different contexts, which can generate confusion. Generally it refers to a people or culture that is distinctive or local to a region, but with various additional shades of meaning. Such groups often speak a creole language, a hybrid language containing elements of at least two languages.
New Orleans and Louisiana Creole
In Mexico before its 1911 revolution, creole (or criollo in Spanish) was the word not for a language but for persons of pure Spanish parentage who were born in the New World. They formed an underclass whose discontents impelled the Mexican revolution from Spain in 1811.
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