About Ebonics

Preferred language name(s): Ebonics
Alternative names: African American Language, African American Vernacular, Black English
Geographical areas where spoken: United States
Other languages spoken in the community:  English, Spanish
Official language(s) in your country: None
Other language(s) in your country: English, Spanish

Language Background
My vitality assessment


Inter-generational transmission:
Most adults and some children are speakers.
Absolute number of speakers:
Speaker number trends:
Most community members are speakers; speaker numbers are diminishing, but at a slow rate.
Domains of use of the language:
Used mainly just in the home; some speakers may value their language but many are indifferent or support language shift; no literacy or education programs exist for the language; government encourages shift to the majority language.

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