Liberian English


A language of Liberia

Alternate Names
Liberian Pidgin English

L2 users: 1,500,000 (1984 census).

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).


Kru Pidgin English. Regional dialects.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Bassa [bsq], Gbii [ggb].

Language Development
Radio programs.
Other Comments

As different from standard English as is Sierra Leone Krio [kri] repidginized from American Black English of the 1800s (Holm 1989).