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British Black English (BBE) is a variety of the English language spoken by a large number of the Black British population of Afro-Caribbean ancestry.[1] The British Black dialect is heavily influenced by Jamaican English owing to the large number of British immigrants from Jamaica, but it is also spoken by those of different ancestry.

British Black speech is also heavily influenced by social class and the regional dialect (Cockney, Mancunian, Brummie, etc.).

Regional differences

See also


  1. ^ Mark Sebba, "Caribbean creoles and Black English", chap. 16 of Language in the British Isles, ed. David Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007; ISBN 0521794889).


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