Jamaican Maroon spirit-possession language

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Maroon language
Region Jamaica
Native speakers
English Creole
  • Atlantic
    • Suriname
      • Maroon language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Jamaican Maroon spirit-possession language, or simply Maroon Spirit language, is a ritual language. It is an English-based creole with a strong Akan component. (It is distinct from usual Jamaican Creole, being similar to the creoles of Suriname such as Sranan.) Maroon Spirit language is used by Jamaican Maroons (largely Coromantees) while possessed by the spirits of ancestors during Coromantee (Kromanti) ceremonies or when addressing those who are possessed.

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