What language or dialect does Karum speak in Space Sweepers? It seems to be mostly English, but with something else mixed in.

IMDb lists the languages in the film as Russian French Spanish Korean English Japanese Danish Chinese Arabic German Filipino Mandarin. Karum is voiced by Bambadjan Bamba, who was born in the Ivory Cost but has lived in various places.

  • asianwiki.com/Nas_Brown – BCdotWEB Mar 14 at 7:12
  • @bcdotweb yes, that too. I think he was played by Nas and voiced by Bamadjan? – z0r Mar 14 at 21:16
  • So Nas must speak Korean 🤔 – z0r Mar 14 at 21:17
  • Can you clarify which language version you were watching? In the original Korean version, Karum is voiced by the actor Nas Brown, speaking in a Patwa-like language, incorporating some English words, but in the English dub, Bamadjan Bamba speaks in plain English, with a possibly Nigerian accent judging by some pronunciation, but his own Ivory Coast accent seems to be coming through. This is why the two current answers clash. – WolfieSmith 22 hours ago

While I'm not an expert on this specific language, to me it sounds very much like Patwa, a creole of Jamaica with largely English based vocabulary that could arguably be considered (in my opinion MISTAKEN for) an English dialect, which is perhaps how it was missed in the IMDB credits, but really ought to be listed as it's own language considering how unintelligible it is to most standard English speakers outside of Jamaica. Most Jamaican kids grow up speaking Patwa and don't learn English until they're in school.


Karum speaks Nigerian Pidgin English in Space Sweepers. It most definitely isn't Jamaican Patois. Not even close. It never ceases to amaze me that many people choose to respond to questions they don't know the answers to.

  • Welcome to Movies.SE! Can you edit the answer to replace the condescension with some evidence that this actually is the correct answer? You've said iamthelamp's answer is wrong, but how will they know why they're wrong unless you explain it? – F1Krazy Jun 27 at 0:16
  • Care to explain how YOU know the answer so emphatically? – GµårÐïåñ Jun 27 at 3:03

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