Alternative name(s): Creools (nl)
Geographical use: the Caribbean, on the Cape Verde Islands and on the Seychelles
Information: There is also Creole English, Creole French (both in the Caribbean) and Creole Portuguese (= Crioulo). Creole is a pidgin of French and African dialects and has no official spelling. It arose in the 17th century during the French colonisation. The Creole languages are easily considered to be bastard languages, or mutations, or a break-away of a European root language in which they originated.