Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series about the use of Verlan language as well as the word "kiff", and other North African originated slang words by French speaking people.
This pancocojams post showcases three songs from Seychelles, East Africa by the singer Tania. Selected comments from those YouTube videos' discussion threads are also presented in this post, with special attention to comments that include the word "kiff".
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/04/verlan-french-slang-and-use-of-word.html for Part I of this series. That post provides general information about Verlan language and the use of the word "kiff" and some of its forms by French speaking people. .
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Thanks to Tania for her musical legacy and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.
Seychelles (Listeni/seɪˈʃɛlz/ say-shelz; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte (region of France), Madagascar, Réunion (region of France) and Mauritius to the south. With a population of roughly 92,000, it has the smallest population of any sovereign African country...
Seychelles is a member of the African Union, the Southern African Development Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United Nations. After proclamation of independence from the United Kingdom in 1976, Seychelles has developed from a largely agricultural society to a market-based diversified economy, with agriculture being supplanted by rapidly rising service and public sectors as well as tourism.
Through harmonious socioeconomic policies and developments over the years, today Seychelles is described as a fusion of peoples and cultures. Numerous Seychellois are considered multiracial: blending from African, Asian and European descent to create a modern creole culture. Evidence of this harmonious blend is also revealed in Seychellois food, incorporating various aspects of French, Chinese, Indian and African cuisine.
As the islands of Seychelles had no indigenous population, the current Seychellois are composed of people who have immigrated. The largest ethnic groups were those of African, French, Indian and Chinese descent. The median age of the Seychellois was 32 years.
French and English are official languages along with Seychellois Creole, which is primarily based upon French, yet nowadays is often laced with English words and phrases. Including second-language speakers, Seychellois is the most-spoken official language in the Seychelles, followed by French, and lastly English. 97% of the population speaks Seychellois, 60% speaks English, and 30% speaks French. "...
Example #1: TANIA LANMOUR ENPOSIB
KozKreole Mizik, Published on Nov 29, 2014
1. efna mousbe, 2014
"i love this song !! :*
seychelloise and proud to be :)!!"
2. baby baby, 2014
"I'm haitian and I like that song. I would like to see her in concert In Montreal soon."
3. Ricardo Ferdinand, 2015
"+baby baby Hello cousin of Haiti ici l`ile Maurice
koma ou va mon ami?
Nous Cest Creole ...."
4. baby baby, 2015
"+Ricardo Ferdinand Hello cousin"
5. Jessyssije Jessyssije.Gaspard, 2015
"parole 4net CoOL gros kiff sa chanson la. Sa la voix tania la top top top"
6. Sharon Labiche, 2016
"Absolutely beautiful song and amazing voice! Proud to be Seychelloise!
7. Sagor Jaimie, 2016
"je kiff trOopp"
8. philippe fabrice david, 2016
"wow je kiff"
9. Girisha gogay, 2016
10. sedrick bella, 2016
"je kiff telmant"
Matteo Rossi, 2017
Jeremy Charles, 2017
"je kiffe vraiment lol😊"
Example #2: Tania En Zour Wa Trouve Seychelles
KozKreole Mizik Published on Feb 11, 2016
Promotional Seychelles Music Video geared in promoting Seychelles artist on an International level...
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Seychelles has been described as a Paradise on Earth, there's your chance to learn a little bit about it vast culture, through it's people's music.
Clair Cynthia, 2016
"jai kifff grave❤❤"
Natacha Schmid, 2016
"je kiff grava sette mizik"
Agnes Dailoo, 2017
"one of the best artist in Seychelles."
Example #3: KJ ft Tania Mon Pe Al Vre
KozKreole MizikPublished on Feb 24, 2016
Anais Perrine, 2017
"jE kiFf trOoo cEttE chaSoNn 😍😍😍"
Louise Sandra, 2017
"mon kiff 👍👍👍❤❤❤"
This concludes Part Ii of this two part series.
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