aishaandozzy: “ pizzi: “ Jamaican Patois 101, lol ” Lool majority of British slang is made up from patois! ” Here we see an the DNA of London slang

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☀ Puerto Rico ☀The taino history The Taínos were farmers and fishers, and practiced intensive root crop cultivation in conucos, or small raised plots. Manioc was the principal crop, but potatoes, beans, peanuts, peppers and other plants were also grown. Farming was supplemented with the abundant fish and shellfish animal resources of the region. Cotton was grown and spun into cloth, and along with the many other items produced by the skilled Taíno craftspeople, was used in a widespread…

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jamaican maroons. From article entitled, Jamaica and Ghana, one blood-one language? Kromanti language of the Jamaican maroons similar to Akan by Amma Sarfo

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Coyaba Gardens - Best-kept Gardens in Jamaica. Coyaba means paradise in the language of Jamaica's first people, and this is as close to the Garden of Eden as you can get -

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After a series of slightly antagonistic comments on Twitter this week, about the value and even the status of Jamaican Creole – commonly known as Jamaican Patois. Is it a language? Is it simply just ‘broken English’? Or is it just something that people use just to sound comical. I guess I’ll break it down for you here… So, first of all the official Language of Jamaica is Jamaican Standard English, since Jamaica was a colony of the British Empire until 1962. Therefore, Jamaican Standard…

Do you know how to say "Look at that" or "Wow" in Jamaican? Do you have a Jamaican friend you want to communicate with or are you traveling to Jamaica? There is a heated debate amongst Jamaicans on whether "patois" (patwah) is a language or an English "dialect". If you don't know Jamaican patois (patwah) it definitely sounds like another language. Below is a list of 20 Essential Jamaican Patois phrases translated to English.

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Dancehall and reggae music helped bring patois to the world, but it’s more than just slang — it’s a language of freedom.

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