n.— «In 1876 this village was inhabited by 100 German immigrants who were promised free passage, land and persuaded to settle and develop the plantations. The hardship that followed left just a few remaining, and their descendants now integrated still maintain a presence. Cllr Conil said, “The Germanic features—fair complexions, blond hair, blue eyes—can be seen today yet not a word of German is spoken, only patois, the locals are jokingly now known as ‘Germaicans.'”» —“Trip to Seaford, Jamaica” by Joanne Smith Herald Gazette (Eastbourne, United Kingdom) Feb. 26, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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