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Varieties of English - Soundmap

Published: 17.08.2011, Updated: 04.03.2017

English comes in many variants all over the world. The two best known are British and American English, but there are also African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean varieties. English as a widely used language has through its contact with other languages developed regional distinctiveness in many countries. British and American English have also national variations. There are samples of some of these varieties of English in the interactive map below.

Introduction to varieties of English: Why so Much Variety in English?  

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