Does anyone know the etymology, where it comes from? Backra and bekes (thaht we use in Guadalupe) are very close to, are they related?
PaulaJun 23, 2016
Both Cassidy (Dictionary of Jamaican English) and Allsop (Dictionary of Caribbean English) say it's a form of the word for "white man" among the Efik people. The word is used throughout the English speaking Caribbean and among the Gullah/Geechee people of South Carolina. In modern Caribbean usage it refers to any person in authority; usually one's employer.
MargieDec 04, 2016
Bakra in Surnamese is white person from the Netherlands.
DeniseNov 10, 2018
Bakra means white people. She fader dem a Bakra.
da bossNov 16, 2018
yes we say bakra in belize. it is also considered offensive to be called a backra. it's like saying your spoiled and white. mon yu de wan backra!