What is another word for patois?

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[ pˈatwɑː], [ pˈatwɑː], [ p_ˈa_t_w_ɑː]

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How to use "Patois" in context?

The word "patois" most typically refers to the language of a particular geographic region or ethnic group. In some cases, it can also refer to the specific dialect or variety of a language spoken in a particular region. The word "patois" is derived from the Portuguese word "pato", meaning "cat" or "poodle".

There are numerous patois throughout the world, each with its own unique characteristics. Some well-known patois include the Creole languages of the Caribbean, Africa, and the Americas, the Geordie dialect of northeast England, and the Cajun dialect of southern Louisiana.

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