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Definitions of "bankra"

1. bankra

English Translation



A large basket for carrying goods

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi a go di market wid mi bankra.
English: I’m going to the market with my basket.

posted by anonymous on May 20, 2024

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Other Definitions of "bankra"

2. bankra (Noun)


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.

Related Words

Abeng , Accompong , Ackee , ADELPHI ,

posted by anonymous on November 12, 2023

3. bankra

English Translation



Jamaican traveling basket; name is inherited from the Twi language of Ghana (bonkara).

Example Sentences

Patois: Pass mi di bankra ova deh suh
English: Pass me the basket over there

Related Words

Bangle , Claat , Ting , Macka ,

posted by anonymous on March 10, 2015

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