15 Jamaican Patois words of African Origin

Posted on September 10, 2022

There are many words and expressions within patios that are of African origin, the majority being “Akan” which is a Ethnicity coming from the Ghana region(Gold Coast) . During slavery, many people of the Akan Ethnicity were taken to Jamaica, so their language, religion and culture play a major role in the formation of the Jamaican culture. Here are some Jamaican Patois words that have African origins.

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10 Jamaican pick up lines

Posted on November 3, 2016

“Baby! Gad know seh yuh deh yah? Caw yuh must be a Angel „ English Translation: Baby! Does God know that you’re here? Because you must be an Angel “Baby, you're the patty to my coco bread. „

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15 Jamaican breakup lines

Posted on August 27, 2016

"Mi rate yuh and ting but…" English Translation: I like you and everything but… "Mi cyaah duh dis nuh muh, mi dun"- English Translation: "I can’t do this anymore, I’m done"

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