Rasta Route’s Backpacker Guide to Jamaica’s Crazy Culture

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Rasta Route’s Backpacker Guide to Jamaica’s Crazy Culture Rasta Disclaimer & Terms of Use After discovery by Western Society, Jamaica and its culture have always been an ethnically diverse mix. Original Taino Indians enslaved by the Spanish, who were overthrown by the British, who trafficked kidnapped Africans to Jamaica to be enslaved and work on the plantations, but the slaves ran away to the hills to invent Jerk Pork and were replaced by management with Indian and Chinese migrant labor. This is the blend of strikingly different cultures that meshed…

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Jamaican Pat’wa (Patois) Language – A Tale of Class & Culture

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Jamaican Pat’wa (Patois) Language – A Tale of Class & Culture Rasta Disclaimer & Terms of Use Internationally, Pat’wa represents the people, music and culture of Jamaica, but for visitors to the island, learning it can be a small challenge, as knowledge of local culture is often needed to understand the meaning. Many people are surprised to find that Jamaica’s official language is actually Standard English and that this tiny island nation is the 7th largest English speaking country in the world! The majority of Jamaicans are descended at least…

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