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Definitions of "Patois"


1. Patois (Noun)


Definition

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



posted by anonymous on October 19, 2013



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