Slang term for a boat or ship that is used to transport immigrants from the Caribbean to first world countries such as the England, United States or Canada. The ships were primarily used to transport bananas from the Caribbean but would also offer passage for anyone from Caribbean going to the returning country (America, England etc…) at a cheaper cost than normal passenger ships.
Patois: Mi nah guh lie, a banana boat mi grandfada tek come a Merika
English: I’m not going to lie, it was a banana boat my grandfather took to come to America
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