English in Barbados

The Barbadian English or Bajan English is a dialect of the English used by Barbadians (Bajans) and by Barbadian diasporas. It should not be confused with Bajan Creole, which is an English-based creole language.


The Barbadian English is very rhotic and full of glottal stops. It is also very ubiquitous for the first vowel in price or prize. One example of Barbadian English would be the pronunciation of departments, which is [dɪˈpaːɹʔmənʔs].

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