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Jamaica Language

lol. A Jamaican Patois cheat-sheet. It's always so cute hearing foreigners try to speak our local dialect.


Do you know how to say "Look at that" or "Wow" in Jamaican? Do you have a Jamaican friend you want to communicate with or are you traveling to Jamaica? There is a heated debate amongst Jamaicans on whether "patois" (patwah) is a language or an English "dialect". If you don't know Jamaican patois (patwah) it definitely sounds like another language. Below is a list of 20 Essential Jamaican Patois phrases translated to English.


Stayed out all night and came back to my room this morning to find a gift from the neighbors who left this morning. They only spoke in sign language but one thing in jamaica is universal. Thank you terpenes for dropping the hint.

Jammin’ & Jerk in Jamrock Jamaica is a Caribbean island in the West Indies with English being the official language and Jamaican patois being the primary spoken language. Locals refer to Jamaica as Jamrock in patois – … Read More