Learner's definition of CREOLE
a person who has African and French or Spanish ancestors
such a person who lives in the West Indies
a person whose ancestors were some of the first people from France or Spain to live in the southeastern U.S.
◊ Creoles continue to have the same language and culture as their French or Spanish ancestors.
a language that is based on French and that uses words from African languages
a language that is based on one language but that has some words from another language