Definition of nativization in US English:

nativization

(also nativisation)

noun

  • 1The action, process, or policy of making something native.

  • 2Linguistics. The process of adapting a loan word to the phonetic structure of the native language; the process of developing a pidgin language into a creole.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Man: a monthly record of anthropological science. From nativize + -ation.

Pronunciation

nativization

/ˌneɪtɪvʌɪˈzeɪʃn/