15 Jamaican Patois words of African Origin

Posted on September 10, 2022

15 Jamaican Patois words of African Origin


There are many words and expressions within patios that are of African origin, the majority being “Akan” which is a Ethnicity coming from the Ghana region(Gold Coast) . During slavery, many people of the Akan Ethnicity were taken to Jamaica, so their language, religion and culture play a major role in the formation of the Jamaican culture. Here are some Jamaican Patois words that have African origins.





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