On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
Now that the Wikipedia in that language is live,
what should be the
autonym for the Jamaican Creole language?
Currently it's "Patois", which is probably incorrect. I can see different
names floating around: "Jamiekan", "Jamiekan Patwa",
Kriyol", etc., and I don't know what to pick. It must be something unique
and identifiable to the language's speakers. The most common name that is
used in actual publications in Jamaica would be perfect.
Intuitively, I'd pick "Jamiekan" because it's short and unique, but
really, really not an expert and I shouldn't decide it myself.
Ask that community on their wiki?
Probably the best option (at least to begin with).
As you can see on the autonym article history, the name has been change a
few times since 2008 :
(Jamaican Creole moved to Jamiekan Kriol ; Jamiekan Kriol moved to Jumiekan
Kriol ; Jumiekan Kriol to Jumiekan Kriyol ; Jumiekan Kriyol to Jumiekan