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Patwa[edit | edit source]

Root 1

Fram English Babylon.

Sound

  • IPA: /ˈbabɪlan/
  • bruck up: Ba‧by‧lon

Name

Babylon

  1. A city from ancient times inna weh wi call Iraq tideh.

Root 2

Spring up inna di teachings of Rastafari. [1]

Sound

  • IPA: /ˈbabɪlan/
  • bruck up: Ba‧by‧lon

Name

Babylon

  1. Police.[2]
    Example
    A: Wah happen to di music? B: Babylon lock off di sound.
  2. Any system of injustice an' oppression.[3]
    Example
    Bun dung Babylon!

Proof

  1. Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage (Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp), 2003, ISBN 9789766401450, page 55
  2. Scars and Stripes: The Lasting Impression (Marcus Bethel), 2011, ISBN 9781465389015, page 83
  3. Black Voices: An Anthology of ACER'S Black Young Writers Competition (Paul McGilchrist), 1987, ISBN 9780906626030, page 110