What characterizes a Jamaican accent?

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The Jamaican accent is known as a Patois. Patois is a non-standard language. It is a dialect or accents that forms a local speech style or pattern. The origin of the word patois may be Old French. English is the official language of Jamaica. The Jamaican Patois is a Creole language derived from English and African. It is the language of a Reggae music. Native American words are also interspersed. There are also archaic features of Irish English found in the Patois.
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