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Is Jamaican patois 'corrupted English'?

The Bible Society of the West Indies translated the Bible into Jamaican patois. But traditionalists on the island have accused them of dumbing-down the scriptures. The BBC's religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott reports, the project has awakened fierce controversy over the role Patois should play in Jamaican national identity.

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