The most famous writer in the Macau patois was José dos Santos Ferreira.
The official language is Standard English - patois is very rarely spoken today.
Those Belgians from the south speak Walloon, which is a French patois derived from Latin.
At the other extreme, it is favoured by inner-city teens who appear to communicate entirely in an impenetrable mix of street slang and patois .
How do you develop a realistic-sounding slang patois ?
the nurse talked to me in a patois that even Italians would have had difficulty in understanding
the raunchy patois of inner-city kids
Corsican was designated as a patois , a provincial dialect.
The men were droning at each other in their Greek-inflected patois , or singing through their noses to the accompaniment of a flute out of tune.
English is the official language of Grenada, but many Grenadians speak patois , a dialect that combines English words with elements of French and African languages.