Jamaican, Jamaican Diaspora
A term used to refer to someone of Jamaican descent or origin, often used to describe individuals who maintain strong ties to Jamaican culture and traditions
Patois: Him a proud yardie, always deh represent Jamaica wherever he goes
English: He's a proud Jamaican, always representing Jamaica wherever he goes
A term used to describe someone who is Jamaican or has Jamaican roots, often used in diaspora communities to refer to individuals with a strong connection to Jamaica
Patois: Mi proud to be a yardie, representing mi Jamaican heritage wherever I go
English: I'm proud to be a yardie, representing my Jamaican heritage wherever I go
A term used to refer to Jamaicans, often specifically those residing in Jamaica or the Jamaican diaspora
Patois: Mi proud fi be a yardie, representing di culture through reggae
English: I'm proud to be a yardie, representing the culture through reggae
Slang term used to refer a Jamaican or Jamaican descents that live aboard, typically in the United Kingdom. Additionally the term “yardie” may refer to a gang consisting predominantly of Jamaicans criminals who are involved in activities such as dealing drugs and acquiring illicit money.
Patois: Di club did full a yardie laas night
English: The club was full of Jamaicans last night.
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