The Jamaican term "yaadie" refers to a person who is originally from Jamaica or has strong Jamaican roots. It is derived from the word "yaad," which is a commonly used term in Jamaican Patois to refer to one's home or neighborhood.
Patois: Mi proud fi be a real yaadie, yuh know!
English: I'm proud to be a true Jamaican, you know!
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