The Caribbean Dictionary

1 definition
Turkey vulture or black vulture. A large carrion feeding bird of prey with a turkey-like bald red or black head.
cobo, john crow, jranko
animal, bird
heretic Mar 10, 2008
I find it quite interesting that Belizeans say 'jankro' too.
AKKS Mar 10, 2008
Yup, I had to link like 35 words Jamaicans and Belizeans say the same. We are real similar, yet still very different.
admin Mar 10, 2008
Thanks a lot for your contributions. We really appreciate it. If you dont mind me asking, how did you find out about Wiwords?
AKKS Mar 11, 2008
I can't even remember, honestly
antonym Mar 26, 2008
How dis jankro no have peel out head? Mine a bogus jankro unno use a picture eno!
heretic Mar 26, 2008
yu bline?
LoveTheVoiceWithin Feb 23, 2011
sexy jankro, spread 'em wings lol XDi wonder what other Caribbean nations say Jankro ;)
dede1012 Mar 18, 2014
A fe mi ex-husband!
Beny Wilson Jun 04, 2015
I am from Panama and in the Caribbean side of the country the english speaking communities also call the vultures "YanKro" suposedly as a corruption of "Giant Crow"
I am amazed of how little I knew about caribbean cultures! Thanks a lot for the blog!!!
candy Oct 27, 2015
Jankro is usually always seen in belize
Noel Sep 21, 2018
Jankro is also a name of a god given by some Nigerians to their unseen cult god, this confraternity in Nigeria is represented by a merciless vulture and that must be ''Jankro''
Rowell May 26, 2019
Heard of the one with the white on his head known as the pastor Johncrow that has to pray over the meat b4 the others can start eating
Leonard Dec 11, 2020
Saw these birds in Jamaica recently never seen one before can anyone name them and what species
Roberta Dec 09, 2021
Could you please explain me the saying I found in a book "Indipendent Jankro fly high"? Thank you.