Bocas del Toro Creole

Bocas del Toro Patois, or Panamanian Patois English, is a dialect of Jamaican Patois spoken in Bocas del Toro Province, Panama, and is similar to Central American varieties such as Limonese Creole.[1] It does not have the status of an official language. It was pejoratively known as "guari-guari."[2]

Bocas del Toro Patois
Panamanian Patois English
Native toPanama
Native speakers
270,000 (2000)[1]
English creole
Language codes
ISO 639-3
jam-pan
GlottologNone

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