Different Accents in the World

There are of course many different accents in the world but my post today concentrates on different English accents in the world, not including the UK, as I briefly discussed  UK accents in an earlier post.

So G’day Everyone as they say in Australia or Hello Everyone.

Regions in the World

The principal regions in the world where there are different accents for the English language are as follows:-

  • North America
  • Asia
  • South of the Equator – Southern Hemisphere

Countries within the Regions

North America

  • United States
  • Canada
  • West Indies


  • India and South Asia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Hong Kong

South of the Equator – Southern Hemisphere

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • Uganda

The English accents in each of the countries listed above are very different and in some cases it is difficult to understand the English even for an Englishman or American.

This actually raises the question as to what accent your tutor for  learning English should ideally have.

In my opinion either a native English speaker from the UK or America or Australia.

However please bear in mind that the accent that your tutor has will have a strong influence on  your accent and the way that you pronounce English words.

Appreciating the fact that a good English tutor with a good English accent may not be available where you live, why not take advantage of the facilities of online learning which is available through modern technology where you will be able to learn  how to speak good English and pronounce the words clearly.

Whether or not you have a good English tutor near you, online learning is a very convenient way of learning English. One such resource may be found here in my review of an organisation providing first class facilities for learning English online.

Examples of Different English Accents in the World

I have listed below together with some samples some of the accents in different regions of the world which will give you a good idea of the variations in accents in the English language:-

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I hope this has helped you to understand some of the different accents in the world.

As you will have heard from the examples above there is a tremendous variation in the way English words are pronounced, it is therefore important that you select a source for learning English where the tuition is conducted preferably by an native English speaker from the UK or the USA or Australia, as mentioned earlier.

If you have any questions or wish to make a comment about this post I would be delighted to hear from you. Please comment below.

Thank you.

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