Definitions

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  • proper n. Multicultural London English

Etymologies

Blend of Jamaican and fake: jəmāʹkən + fāk = jəfāʹkən. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jafaican, Tikkany, or the P.C. term, 'Multicultural London English' is arguably the fastest growing dialect that threatens to overcome cockney as the characteristic London voice.

    Commuvolution, An International Process

  • London's Cockney accent will be gone in 30 years - replaced by Jafaican

    The First Post: Latest

  • c They are "street" or "Jafaican" expressions which have overtaken cockney slang terms.

    Evening Standard - Home

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  • “In London, Cockney will be replaced by Multicultural London English - a mixture of Cockney, Bangladeshi and West Indian accents - the study shows.

    "It will be gone within 30 years," says Prof Kerswill.

    The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, says the accent ,which has been around for more than 500 years, is being replaced in London by a new hybrid language.

    The new accent, known in slang terms as Jafaican, is most famously spoken by rap star Dizzee Rascal.”

    BBC News, Cockney to disappear from London 'within 30 years', July 1, 2010

    July 6, 2010