Jamaican Creole

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Jamaican Creole

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Program Information

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics does not offer a degree program or certificate but does offer language courses in Jamaican Creole.

Jamaican Creole is an English-based language with influences from West Africa. It developed in the 17th century and today it is spoken primarily by speakers living in Jamaica and in places around the world to which Jamaicans have moved. The courses in Jamaican Creole offered at York cover a wide variety of topics.