Jamaican Proverbs and Sayings

Posted on August 22, 2013

Jamaican Proverbs are metaphorical sayings normally based on a truth or on the general experience of humans throughout history. Jamaican Proverbs reflect African and European influences and the purpose of most of these proverbs is to teach about survival.

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Overview of the Jamaican Language

Posted on July 21, 2013

When asking about the Jamaican Language, many persons are referring to Jamaican Patios, an English-lexified creole language spoken by the majority of Jamaicans locally or internationally. Jamaican Patois (or Creole) is a combination of an English based Creole language and West African based languages.

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How to Speak Jamaican Patois

Posted on June 22, 2013

Although the official language of Jamaica is Standard English, many Jamaicans also speak Patois which is a separate dialect/language. Jamaican Patois (also known as “Patwa”, “Patwah” or “Jamaican Creole”) is the language that is used by most Jamaicans in casual everyday conversations while Standard English is normally reserved for professional environments.

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