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1. Patois (Noun)


Jamaican Patois (also known as “Patwa” or “Patwah”) is the language that is spoken by most Jamaicans. Jamaican Patois is a combination of an English based Creole language and West African based languages. Jamaican Creole came into existence as a medium for the slaves and their masters to communicate.

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi know how fi chat patwah
English: I know how to speak patois

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