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Jamaican Proverbs

Proverbs play an important role in Jamaica’s history and have been a part of our oral and folk cultures for quite some time.

As in other parts of the world, proverbs in Jamaica are used as a means of passing on lessons about life and to influence the behaviour of others. They therefore serve an educational function as well as a social one, adding spice and variety to everyday conversations.

Many of Jamaica’s proverbs reflect the combination of African and English cultures that merged within the Jamaican colonial space. The majority however, are very much home-grown, “Made-in-Jamaica” gems that reflects the wit and wisdom of our people, as well as the colourful uniqueness that is our “Jamaica Talk.”

The weekly proverbs and their meaning, featured at the top left-hand sidebar, will be indexed in this section according to their overall subject matter such as animals, birds, insects, people, plants/vegetation, and much more.

Enjoy!

General Jamaican Proverbs

Jamaican Proverbs about Alligators

Jamaican Proverbs about Ants

Jamaican Proverbs about Birds

Jamaican Proverbs about Cats

Jamaican Proverbs about Chickens

Jamaican Proverbs about Children

Jamaican Proverbs about Cows

Jamaican Proverbs about Dogs

Jamaican Proverbs about Donkeys

Jamaican Proverbs about Fish

Jamaican Proverbs about Goats

Jamaican Proverbs about Hogs

Jamaican Proverbs about Jamaica

Jamaican Proverbs about Money

Jamaican Proverbs about Mongooses

Jamaican Proverbs about Rabbits


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