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Centuries ago, some of our ancestors were brought to the Caribbean by European colonizers. They hailed from a multiplicity of language groups. It was evident that they faced a linguistic crisis. How do they communicate with each other? How do they communicate with those who had enslaved them? Very soon, they were granted what I believe was God-given creativity which gave birth to a new language. At first appearance, outwardly, this language resembles English – the language of the oppressors. Most of the vocabulary is based on English. However, the internal structure of the language – that is, the grammar...

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Diary of a Jamaican traveler: Jamaican girl is booked to travel from St. Maarten to St. Kitts on 2nd December, except that someone inadvertently booked the flight from St. Kitts to St. Maarten instead of the reverse. The solution? Jamaican girl will have to hop off the flight in Nevis and take ferry to St. Kitts. Such was the decision made. What a likkle plane? You cannot stand on the plane - it is that small. The tek off bumpy suh till! Memories of the Tata on a rough Jamaican country road ran crystal clear. Upon reaching Nevis, Jamaican girl...

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The Story of the Runaway Donkey: How does one stay 3 minutes away from the airport and still manage to miss their flight? One has to go deeper to understand this mystery. You see, once there was a Jamaican girl who was staying with the Huie’s. The wife, Kim, said let’s go take pictures of the Peninsula before it gets dark. Jamaican girl agrees since her flight is 8:20 PM or so she thought. On their journey they went; stopping at every naturally beautiful spot which was almost everywhere since natural beauty is the hallmark of the 68 square mile...

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Jamaica, Patois, Patwa -

We know you cannot have enough of the Jamaican language, we can't either. It could be the fact that It is very colourful and expressive or that we are just able to make our point so much clearer when we speak the language. Whatever it is, we are proud Patwa speakers.  Here's a video for you to get more of what you love. Walk good!   Source: Jamaican Sinting  

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Brand, Branded Business, Jamaica, Patois, Patwa, Virgin -

Representing only .004% of the world’s population, in pure Jamaican language, "wi likkle but wi tallawah".

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