Jamaican Proverbs and Sayings

Posted on August 22, 2013

Jamaican Proverbs and Sayings


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.


Below is a list of Jamaican proverbs along with their translations into Standard English and explanations.




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