Definition of southernization in English:

southernization

(also southernisation)

noun

  • Frequently with capital initial. The action of making southern in character, style, or outlook, especially of introducing values and attitudes typical of the Southern states of the United States into other parts of the country.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From southern + -ization. Compare slightly later southernize.

Pronunciation

southernization

/ˌsʌðənʌɪˈzeɪʃn//ˌsʌð(ə)nʌɪˈzeɪʃn/