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a variety of a language that differs from the standard form

specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

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In her father's presence, the father's new wife speaks to the child in English, "the language of the conqueror"; but when they are alone she speaks French patois in order, intuits the child, "to make an illegitimate of me, to associate me with the made-up language of people regarded as not real--the shadow people, the forever humiliated, the forever low.
Signs, menus, and conversations peppered with a lively French patois dominate the local culture.
Languages: English (official); a French patois is common throughout the country.
English is the official language; however, because of historic French domination, the most widely spoken dialect is a French patois.
Consequently, the spoken language is a French patois, the written language is English and the fast-food hall in the market is a snacker's paradise of Indian and Creole curries.