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Use our world map to find an accent

Our world map shows places where we have content covering the relevant accents. (Hint: if you are using a keyboard, the + and - minus keys allow you to zoom in and out).

California (USA)

Includes San Bernardino, located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the "Inland Empire").

Donegal (Northern Ireland, UK)

Donegal is the home of the "Donnie" accent.


East Midlands (England, UK)

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

Essex (England, UK)

Harlow, Epping, Forest, Brentwood, Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend-on-Sea.

Hampshire (England, UK)

Portsmouth, Southampton, Lymington, Winchester, Basingstoke.

Greater Manchester (England, UK)

Includes Manchester, Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Salford, Trafford.

Lancashire (England, UK)

Includes Accrington, Blackburn, Blackpool, Lancaster, Burnley, Preston.

Merseyside (England, UK)

Includes Liverpool (home of The Beatles), Wirral, Southport, St Helens.

North Carolina (USA)

Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina.

Oxfordshire (England, UK)

Oxford, Banbury, Faringdon, Chipping Norton.

Glasgow & Clyde (Scotland, UK)

Includes the City of Glasgow and Greenock on the River Clyde.

South Yorkshire (England, UK)

Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham are notable places in South Yorkshire.

Somerset

Known as the "West Country", Somerset includes towns like Taunton, Bath and Exmoor.

South Carolina (USA)

A state in the southeastern region of the United States.

Tyne & Wear (England, UK)

Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and the City of Sunderland are notable places in Tyne & Wear..

Virginia (USA)

A state located near the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

West Midlands (England, UK)

Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall are notable places in the West Midlands.

West Yorkshire (England, UK)

Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield are notable places in West Yorkshire.

Wirral (England, UK)

The Wirral is a peninsula within Merseyside, close to Liverpool.


Speaking out for regional accents

Wouldn’t communication be easier if we ditched our accents and we all spoke in a ‘standard’ style?

Well...yes maybe it would be easier, but who wants to live in a world where there is no colour and variety? Where local identity, character and spirit is eradicated from a region in favour of practicality and convenience? Read More »

Watch videos, listen to accents

An online educational tool to help with the understanding of local accents and dialects.

  • Listen to local people speak
  • The most useful combinations of vowels and consonants
  • A great help to visiting students, tourist and business people

Be part of a great global project

Join in the global project to map what the human world actually sounds like.

  • Let's create the ultimate accent guide!
  • Start by becoming an Accent Ambassador for your region.
  • A great way to make the world aware of how people talk!

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