Liberian English

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A language of Liberia

Alternate Names
Kreyol, Liberian Pidgin English
Population

1,613,000, all users. L1 users: 113,000 (2015). L2 users: 1,500,000 (1984 census).

Location

Monrovia; Montserrado, Margibi, and Bomi counties.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Kru Pidgin English. Regional dialects.

Language Use

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

Language Development
Radio.
Other Comments

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

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