A person who is born in either in Jamaica or America to Jamaican parents, and are raised as a Jamaican child in America.
Chevelle is born in Jamaica
and has lived in America since she was 5 years old, but is still raised as a Jamaican child; she would consider herself a Jamerican
Jamerican: A conjunction of Jamaican American, (or North American- depending on perspective); first coined and made popular by the Brooklyn based rap group “Born Jamericans” signifying their Jamaican parenting and American birth and upbringing. Since then it has evolved to include a delineation of Jamaican and American combinations. All of which are designed to reflect American distinction rooted in Jamaican pride and culture. The delineations can be identified in the following levels:
LEVEL ONE: Born on the island of Jamaica, partially or predominately raised on the island, then migrated abroad; have become acclimated and comfortable with a number of American cultural commonalities, (like street food); may now only have an accent; and are proud of the strives that they have made abroad, but will retire “A Yard” – “Da Yah Long Time”
LEVEL TWO: Is the largest and most inclusive population. (This level is the driving force that keeps the loving spirit of Jamaica international). May be born on the island of Jamaica but predominantly raised abroad OR born abroad but of Jamaican lineage (this may be one or more parents) and raised with a strong Jamaican hand (literally);usually speak regional English with out any accent, but can certainly speak “patois” and may turn the dialect on and off depending on company and conversation; the type of patois that they speak is prone to very American specific phraseologies – this may be referred to as “twingy twa”(a term coined ...
a bwai or gal with jamaican parents
jamerican , taken from a early group of young reggae artist from New York with Jamaican parents.
A Jamaican born in North America.
Man #1: What race are you? I'm African.
Man# 2: Well I'm what you would call a Jamerican. 'Cause my race is Jamaican but I was born in South Carolina