Gambian English is the variety of English spoken in The Gambia.[1][2] Gambian English has fewer speakers than any other variety of West African English (WAE), and shares similarities with Sierra Leonean English.[3] The differences between Gambian English and other dialects of African English are mostly lexical and phonological. Gambian English has been influenced by various indigenous Gambian languages.[4]


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  2. ^ Godfrey Mwakikagile (2010). Ethnic Diversity and Integration in The Gambia: The Land, the People and the Culture. Continental Press. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-9987-9322-2-1.
  3. ^ Andy Kirkpatrick (17 June 2010). The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes. Routledge. pp. 206–. ISBN 978-1-136-95456-6.
  4. ^ Kingsley Bolton; Braj B. Kachru (2006). World Englishes: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Taylor & Francis. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-0-415-31507-4.