Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guess - How many dialects English has in total? 180+

180, I guess, but I don't know for sure, the list of wikipedia is given below. But I can give you the list i.e. I can use wikipedia for your intellectual satisfaction whateva! that is :) 


Copy pasting the list and numbering it I get the figure 221. But It includes the headings. So, I'd say wikipedia has listed around 180 dialects. That's a lot for a language that has become global.


  1. United Kingdom (British English)
  2. Black British English
  3. England (English language in England)
  4. Northern In the far north, local speech is noticeably more like the Scots dialect of the Borders region in nature[citation needed]
  5. Cheshire
  6. Cumbrian (Cumbria including Barrow-in-Furness)
  7. Geordie (Tyneside)
  8. Lancastrian (Lancashire)
  9. Mackem (Sunderland)
  10. Mancunian-Salfordian (Manchester & Salford)
  11. Northumbrian (rural Northumberland)
  12. Pitmatic (Durham and Northumberland)
  13. Scouse (Liverpool)
  14. Yorkshire (also known as Broad Yorkshire) (Spoken in Yorkshire)
  15. East Midlands
  16. West Midlands
  17. Black Country English
  18. Brummie (Birmingham)
  19. Potteries (north Staffordshire)
  20. Telford accent
  21. Southern
  22. Received Pronunciation (also known as Queen's English (or King's English) or BBC English)
  23. Cockney (East End of London)
  24. East Anglian (Norfolk/Broad Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex)
  25. Estuary (Thames Estuary)
  26. Kentish (Kent)
  27. Multicultural London English (Inner London)
  28. Sussex
  29. West Country
  30. Anglo-Cornish
  31. Bristolian dialect
  32. Scotland
  33. Scottish English
  34. Highland English
  35. Wales
  36. Welsh English
  37. Cardiff
  38. Northern Ireland
  39. Mid Ulster English
  40. Belfast
  41. Derry
  42. Ulster Scots
  43. South Ulster English

  44. Ireland
  45. Hiberno-English
  46. Dublin
  47. Cork
  48. Kerry and Cork County
  49. Connacht
  50. Sligo Town
  51. Galway City
  52. Rural Munster (Tipperary, Limerick County, Clare, Waterford)
  53. Limerick City
  54. North Leinster (Louth and Meath)
  55. South Leinster (Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow)

  56. Isle of Man
  57. Manx English

  58. Channel Islands
  59. Guernsey English
  60. Jersey English

  61. Malta
  62. Maltenglish
  63. North America
  64. American English (AmE, AmEng, USEng)
  65. Cultural
  66. African-American Vernacular English (AAVE)
  67. Chicano English
  68. General American
  69. New York Latino English
  70. Pennsylvania Dutchified English
  71. Yeshivish
  72. Yinglish
  73. Regional
  74. Northeastern dialects
  75. Boston English
  76. Hudson Valley English (Albany)
  77. Lake Dialect or Lake Talk
  78. Maine-New Hampshire English
  79. New York City Dialect, Northern New Jersey Dialect (New York metropolitan area)
  80. Providence-area English
  81. Vermont English
  82. Philadelphia-area English
  83. Pittsburgh English
  84. Buffalo English
  85. Inland Northern American English (includes western and central upstate New York)
  86. Northeast Pennsylvania English (Scranton, Pennsylvania-area)
  87. Mid-Atlantic dialects
  88. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Accent (D.C. Slang)
  89. Hillbilly (mostly in the Appalachian areas of Virginia, West Virginia, and the Carolinas)
  90. Baltimorese
  91. Tidewater accent
  92. Virginia Piedmont
  93. Virginia Tidewater [2]
  94. Inland North American (Lower peninsula of Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana, the suburbs of Chicago, part of eastern Wisconsin and upstate New York)
  95. Buffalo English
  96. North Central American English (primarily Minnesota, but also most of Wisconsin, the Upper peninsula of Michigan, and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa)
  97. Yooper dialect (the variety of North Central American English spoken in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in some neighboring areas)
  98. Midland American English
  99. North Midlands English (thin swath from Nebraska to Ohio)
  100. St. Louis dialect
  101. South Midland (thin swath from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania)
  102. Appalachian English
  103. Southern English
  104. Coastal Southeastern (Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia area)
  105. Cajun English
  106. Harkers Island English (North Carolina)
  107. Ozark English
  108. Piedmont Dialect
  109. Southern Highland English
  110. Florida Cracker Dialect
  111. Gullah or Geechee
  112. Tampanian English
  113. Texan
  114. Yat (New Orleans)
  115. Ocracoke
  116. Western English
  117. California English
  118. Utah English
  119. Wyoming English
  120. Idaho English
  121. Boontling
  122. Hawaiian English
  123. Pacific Northwest English
  124. Canadian English (CanE, CanEng)
  125. Newfoundland English
  126. Maritimer English
  127. Cape Breton accent
  128. Lunenburg English
  129. West/Central Canadian English
  130. Northern Ontario English
  131. Quebec English
  132. Ottawa Valley Twang
  133. Pacific Northwest English
  134. Bermudian English
  135. Native American Englishes (Amerindian Englishes)
  136. Mojave English
  137. Isletan English
  138. Tsimshian English
  139. Lumbee English
  140. Tohono O'odham English
  141. Inupiaq English
  142. Oceania
  143. Australian English (AusE, AusEng)
  144. Cultural
  145. General Australian
  146. Broad Australian
  147. Cultivated Australian
  148. Australian Aboriginal English
  149. Regional
  150. South Australian English
  151. Western Australian English
  152. Torres Strait English
  153. Australian Kriol language
  154. Victorian English
  155. Queensland English
  156. Norfuk language
  157. New Zealand English (NZE, NZEng)
  158. Maori English
  159. Southland accent
  160. Pitkern
  161. Central and South America
  162. Belizean English
  163. Bay Islands English
  164. Falkland Islands English
  165. Guyanese English
  166. Caribbean
  167. Caribbean English
  168. Anguillan English
  169. Antiguan English
  170. Bahamian English
  171. Jamaican English
  172. Trinidadian English
  173. Vincentian English
  174. Asia
  175. Burmese English
  176. Hong Kong English
  177. Pakistani English
  178. Tinglish
  179. Indian English
  180. Hinglish
  181. Punjabi/Delhi English
  182. U.P/Bihari English
  183. Bengali/Assamese English
  184. Oriya English
  185. Gujarati English
  186. Maharashtrian English
  187. Kannadiga English
  188. Telugu English
  189. Tamil English
  190. Malayalee English
  191. Malaysian English (MyE)
  192. Philippine English (PhE)
  193. Singapore English
  194. Sri Lankan English (SLE)
  195. Africa
  196. Cameroon English
  197. Liberian English
  198. Nigerian Standard English
  199. Malawian English
  200. South African English
  201. East African English
  202. Ugandan English
  203. Kenyan English
  204. Constructed
  205. See also: International English
  206. Basic English
  207. E-Prime
  208. European English
  209. Globish
  210. Newspeak
  211. Special English
  212. Simplified English
  213. Manual encodings
  214. Main article: Manually Coded English
  215. British Signed English
  216. US Signed Exact English (SEE)
  217. Australasian Signed English





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