The English language creates a great impact on our lives; it is not just one language but there are varieties of English language too. English boosts our confidence, creates bigger and greater opportunities for jobs and academics, builds relations within countries, and does much more than helping us converse in English.
Said that the English language has its varieties too; we are not speaking of accents but we will speak about the types of English. Let us have a look at some of its varieties and get to know each one of them.
BRITISH ENGLISH: One of the varieties of English language is British English. Many of us might be aware of British English. It is used as a means of speaking and writing in the United Kingdom. It is broadly used throughout the British Isles. In the UK, there are slight regional variations existing in formal and written English as far as British English is concerned.
AMERICAN ENGLISH: One of the varieties of English language is American English. Sometimes, American English is also called the United States English or U.S English. American English is the set of varieties of English language which is native to the United States and is widely adopted in Canada. As we all are aware of the fact that English is the most widely spoken language in the United States and it is also the common language used by the federal government. It is considered a de facto language of the country due to its widespread use. The English language has been given official status by 32 of the 50 state governments.
AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH: Australian English is known to be the major variety of English languages and it is used throughout Australia. However, English has no official status in the constitution. Australian English is considered to be the de facto official language of the country as it is the first language of the majority of the population. After the founding of the Colony of New South Wales in 1788, Australian English began to diverge from British English. From 1820, it was recognized as being different from British English.
CANADIAN ENGLISH: Canadian English is said to be a set of varieties of English native to Canada. As per the 2011 census, the first language of 19 million Canadians was the English language which is 57% of the population. The remaining population was native speakers of Canadian French (22%) or other languages (allophones, 21%). Over a period of two centuries, Canadian English has been the product of five waves of immigration and settlement. Being linguistically the most important, the first large wave of permanent English-speaking settlement in Canada, was the influx of loyalists fleeing the American Revolution, mainly from the mid-Atlantic states – namely New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.
INDIAN ENGLISH: In the 1830s, English public instructions began in India during the role of the East India company. Back then and now, India is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. In 1835, Persian was replaced by English as the official language of the company.
PHILIPPINE ENGLISH: Philippine English is any variety of English that is native to the Philippines including the ones used by the media and the population of educated Filipinos. In schools, English is taught as one of the two official languages of the country, with the second one being Filipino. Philippine English has evolved fantastically from where it had begun decades ago.
UGANDAN ENGLISH: Ugandan English is also known as Uglish and is pronounced as ‘You-glish’ which is a dialect of English spoken in Uganda. Ugandan English has developed a strong local flavor. Uganda’s speech patterns have a strong influence on local English. English is not just a language, but it is an amalgamation of cultures, intricacies, and experiences.