What Is Jamaican Patwa?
What Is Jamaican Patwa? Jamaican Patwa, known locally as Patois (Patwa or Patwah) and called Jamaican Creole by linguists, is an English-based creole language with West African influences, spoken primarily in Jamaica and the Jamaican diaspora. Jamaicans refer to their language as patois (or patwa/patwah). The term refers to the local dialect – a rough form of