Kromanti Video Documentary

This video documents the disappearing languages of the Eastern Maroons
of Moore Town, Jamaica. The languages are (i) Kromanti, a language
variety related to the Akan language cluster of West Africa, and (ii)
Uol Taim Patwa or 'Maroon Spirit Language', a very archaic form of
English-lexicon Creole, similar in many ways to the Creole languages of
Suriname. The language is presented through Mr Isaac Bernard, one the
last culture bearers of the community, with a good command of these
languages. The video is part of the Caribbean Indigenous and Endangered
Languages website, which is co-sponsored by the Jamaican Language
Unit/Unit for Caribbean Language Research, University of the West
Indies, Mona, and UNESCO.

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