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Definitions of "Patwah" (Slang)

1. Patwah (Noun)

English Translation



This is how “Patois” is spelled in Jamaican Patois. Additionally, it is similar in spelling to how “patois” is pronounced in Standard English e.g. Pat-wah. Patwah(or Jamaican Patois) is a combination of an English based Creole language and West African based languages. Jamaican Patois came into existence when slaves were learning English to communicate with their master.

Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh know how fi chat Patwah?
English: Do you know how to talk Patois?

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