The Jamaican name for basket is bankra. It is a word of Akan origin, and it is thought to have been introduced to Jamaica by enslaved Africans. Bankra baskets are typically made from woven thatch palm, and they are used for a variety of purposes, including storing food, transporting goods, and carrying personal items.
Jamaican traveling basket; name is inherited from the Twi language of Ghana (bonkara).
Patois: Pass mi di bankra ova deh suh
English: Pass me the basket over there
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