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Meaning of "Jafaikan" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF JAFAIKAN

Jafaikan  [dʒəˈfeɪkən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JAFAIKAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jafaikan is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES JAFAIKAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Multicultural London English

Multicultural London English is a dialect of English that emerged in the late 20th century. It is spoken authentically by working-class, mainly young people in inner London, and some outer London areas such as Brent, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Haringey, and Enfield. However, elements of the sociolect are widely imitated throughout southern England. According to research conducted at Lancaster University, Multicultural London English is gaining territory from Cockney. It is said to contain many elements from the languages of the Caribbean and South Asia, African American English, and remnants of traditional Cockney. Although the colloquial name "Jafaican" implies that it's pseudo-Jamaican, some researchers indicate that it isn't the language of white youth trying to imitate black, but rather that " more likely that young people have been growing up in London exposed to a mixture of second-language English and local London English and that this new variety has emerged from that mix. Some speakers of this language may also refer to it as "Junglish", implying it is a more rogue way of speaking English."...

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JAFAIKAN


Aiken
ˈeɪkən
awaken
əˈweɪkən
bacon
ˈbeɪkən
betaken
bɪˈteɪkən
caretaken
ˈkɛəˌteɪkən
forsaken
fəˈseɪkən
godforsaken
ˈɡɒdfəˌseɪkən
Jafaican
dʒəˈfeɪkən
Jamaican
dʒəˈmeɪkən
Macon
ˈmeɪkən
mistaken
mɪˈsteɪkən
overtaken
ˌəʊvəˈteɪkən
reawaken
ˌriːəˈweɪkən
rewaken
ˌriːˈweɪkən
shaken
ˈʃeɪkən
taken
ˈteɪkən
undertaken
ˌʌndəˈteɪkən
unshaken
ʌnˈʃeɪkən
untaken
ʌnˈteɪkən
waken
ˈweɪkən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JAFAIKAN

Jadotville
jaeger
Jael
jafa
Jafaican
Jaffa
Jaffna
jag
jaga
Jagannath
Jagannatha
jager
jagg
Jagganath
jaggary
jagged
jaggedly
jaggedness
Jagger

WORDS THAT END LIKE JAFAIKAN

Abakan
achkan
Akan
Alaskan
assam ikan
Athabaskan
Athapaskan
Balkan
barkan
Durkan
ikan
Leninakan
Millikan
Nebraskan
pekan
ryokan
Sandakan
Shotokan
Sri Lankan
Tanganyikan

Synonyms and antonyms of Jafaikan in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Jafaikan» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JAFAIKAN

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The translations of Jafaikan from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Jafaikan» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Jafaikan
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Jafaikan
570 millions of speakers

English

Jafaikan
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Jafaikan
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

Jafaikan
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Jafaikan
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Jafaikan
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Jafaikan
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Jafaikan
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jafaikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Jafaikan
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Jafaikan
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Jafaikan
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jafantay
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Jafaikan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Jafaikan
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Jafaikan
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Jafaikan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Jafaikan
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Jafaikan
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Jafaikan
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Jafaikan
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Jafaikan
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Jafaikan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Jafaikan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Jafaikan
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Jafaikan

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JAFAIKAN»

The term «Jafaikan» is barely ever used and occupies the 209.143 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Jafaikan

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JAFAIKAN»

Discover the use of Jafaikan in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Jafaikan and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English
Instead, many of them use a new transcultural idiom that goes by the name " Jafaikan." Besides the obvious Caribbean source, it draws on accents and words from Africa, South Asia and Australia. "Safe, man," wrote a Guardian journalist in a ...
Mark Abley, 2008
2
The language report
The last hundred years would suggest very strongly that, over the course of the next, the process of turnover and creativity is unlikely to slow down. Jafaikan: In the summer of 2006 the media was heralding the arrival of a brand new linguistic  ...
Susie Dent, 2006
3
Language!: Five Hundred Years of the Vulgar Tongue
In 2008 Britain's pressand media were toutinga brand new linguistic phenomenon: Jafaikan. Jafaikan,it was claimed, was a blend of 'Jamaican', ' African' and 'Asian'and represented for popular consumption what its academic discoverers ...
Jonathon Green, 2014
4
Reckoning: The Ends of War in Guatemala
Charges of being a wannabe, a waspafarian, a jafaikan, a wigger, and so forth are both jokes and carry a stinging accusation of fakery. How can the more powerful engage with difference without simply appropriating it? How can the less ...
Diane M. Nelson, 2009
5
I smirt, you stooze, they krump: can you still speak English?
Then, they sequence them to create what radio programmers call 'train wrecks' - Billy Idol will follow Bob Marley, Elvis after Guns N' Roses, and so on (Business Week) Jafaican or jafaikan n. chiefly British, informal 1 a London dialect of ...
Justin Crozier, Cormac McKeown, Elspeth Summers, 2006
6
Globish: How English Became the World's Language
lock of language, countless new variants are adding to the amazing technicolor texture of the overall picture: urban patois like 'Jafaikan'; or local Asian hybrids like Konglish (English in South Korea) and Manglish (Malay and English); ...
Robert McCrum, 2010
7
Based on a True Story
... he'd regale me with the stories of his three ungrateful children, who didn't know how good they 'ad it, and who insisted on speaking an unintelligible mishmash of Cockney and West Indian patois they called “Jafaikan.” It was a very long ride.
Elizabeth Renzetti, 2014
8
Sociodialectology:
Media reports have on occasion talked of 'Jafaikan', but we prefer the more neutral 'Multicultural London English'. The first large-scale variationist study of the English of both SOCIOLINGUISTICA 22/2008 2 Jenny Cheshire/ Sue Fox/ Paul ...
Alexandra N. Lenz, 2008
9
Behind the Pale Veil: A Historic Exploration of the ...
Young white privileged boys and girls singing in a style of which they have no knowledge, the spirit of the Beats has been reincarnated in many white ska kids. " This is the reason why we avoid any full on Jafaikan accents or class struggle ...
Robert Walsh, 2002
10
The Beat
You will not find the young grimesters talking like their fathers and grandfathers; instead they shout Jafaikan at each other. Before it hits a madcap jungle groove " Deep" starts with a snare drum jazzily banging away. Quietly and menacing the ...
‎2008

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JAFAIKAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Jafaikan is used in the context of the following news items.
1
You must be Kentucky Kidding me!
That, Sir, is a Jafaikan. And yet with all that, the Robert 'Kentucky Kid' Hill killing is of a different order of magnitude. That's because Robert Hill ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Nov 14»
2
The Nuffnang Founders' Story
In case you're wondering, the name Nuffnang stands for “really good” in Jafaikan, a dialect that's a mix of Jamaican and West African words ... «Tech in Asia, Feb 13»
3
Jamaica At 50: So much more than Bob Marley and Usain Bolt....
... vests and trainers alike), from the impact of patois on standard English (the linguistic trend of Jafaikan – pretending to be Jamaican when one ... «Daily Mail, Aug 12»
4
Hethersett talk on Norfolk dialect by Peter Trudgill
However I spend enough of my life working in London to know the difference between a Caribbean accent and an affected Jafaikan patois. «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Apr 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Jafaikan [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/jafaikan>. Jul 2020 ».
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