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Commonwealth English

From Teflpedia

Commonwealth English (//) is the dialect(s) of English used in the Commonwealth of Nations, most of which were former parts of the British Empire.

This includes several of the major varieties of English; British English, Australian English, Canadian English, Indian English, New Zealand English, South African English — but excludes American English.

The term Commonwealth is somewhat ambiguous, as it is unclear whether this term includes varieties of English used places that were previously part of the commonwealth but are no longer, such as Hong Kong English (after its ceding to China), Irish English (which itself is geographically ambiguous), which are linguistically very similar to British English. Similarly, countries e.g. Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine (whence Israel), Somalia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, etc. used to be part of the Commonwealth but are no longer.