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Varieties of English in Cameroon

  1. Eric A. Anchimbe

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1256

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Anchimbe, E. A. 2012. Varieties of English in Cameroon. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


In 1976 when Mbassi-Manga's paper “The State of Contemporary English in Cameroon” was published, there was no—or he made no—distinction between Cameroon English and Cameroon Pidgin English.


  • Cameroon English;
  • communal varieties;
  • ethnic and social varieties;
  • ethnic varieties;
  • ethnolects;
  • institutional varieties