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Noble gave the first report of a ‘broken and mixed dialect of English and Portuguese’ in China (p. 244, cited by Bauer 1975:96). The first serious study of creole languages began in the 1730s when Moravian missionaries were sent to convert the slaves on St Thomas (1732) and in Suriname (1735). The Church of the United Brethren, often called the Moravian Church because of its origins in Czech Protestantism under Hus, was granted lands in Herrnhut, Saxony, in 1722 under the patronage of Count Nikolaus von Zinzendorf.

They owe their origin to the operation of psychological or physiological laws that are everywhere the same, and not to the influence of the former languages of the peoples among whom these dialects are found. g. simplification)  The development of theory rather than to the influence of substrate languages. He illustrated this with the following: For example, one seeks in vain in Indo-Portuguese any influence from Tamil or Sinhalese. The formation of the plural by reduplication of the singular in the Macao dialect could be attributed to Chinese influence, but this process is so basic that little can be established by it.

The meaning of the word was extended to both whites and blacks born in the New World or other colonies, and eventually came to refer to their customs and language. The first known use of the word in the latter meaning is in the 1685 diary of the French navigator Le Courbe, who used the term langue créole for a restructured variety of Portuguese used by Senegalese traders: ‘These Senegalese, besides the language of the country, also speak a certain jargon which resembles but little the Portuguese language and which is called the creole language like the Lingua Franca of the Mediterranean Sea’ (cited by Chaudenson 1979:9).

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