New York Dialect

The New York dialect is a dialect of the English language that is spoken by many people in New York City and much of its surrounding metropolitan area. It is one of the most recognizable dialects within American English.

The English spoken in northern New Jersey and the English spoken in eastern Long Island are distinct from, yet share much in common with, the New York dialect. In contrast, a variety of unrelated dialects are spoken in New York State outside the metropolitan area.

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