Culture & Geography

What’s this all about, then?

Culture Surf is a corner of the internet set aside to help English learners (or anyone who’s curious) to learn more about American and Anglophone culture. We discuss song lyrics, regional slang, and a lot more. The point is to put focus on the fun side of language learning, which is the culture! Other topics like Geography and Movies are constantly being added. I’m always open to suggestions and questions to help you clear up what you want to learn. Come and discover more!

At Home you can find the latest content, as well as the page descriptions and most popular posts.

On the Give Me a Shout page, you can send me a direct message or make a comment. You can even give suggestions for content you want to see! (I also talk about my editing services there)

In the Culture section, we have short stories and audios for practicing listening and learning informal English terms through Adventures of CharlesAbout Americans talks about American society and culture. In Lyrics “Explained” you can read song lyrics, listen to music, and learn about English world culture and slang through song lyrics. At the Movies looks at English world society by analyzing movies. Language Surf allows you to listen to the sounds of the world’s languages, from the most endangered to the most spoken.

For Geography, we look at the world’s English-speaking countries, their geographies, and cultures through the Actual English World. There is also a section for looking at cool places, galleries, and profiles of the world’s regions called Earth’s Face.

Existe também uma seção chamada Em Português para quem fala e deseja ler sobre alguns tópicos do site.

Lastly, Helpful Resources is a place where I share some resources like websites and videos you can use to improve (and enjoy) your English skills.

**Even if you already speak English, you can contribute by adding your own ideas, sharing about your own accent and culture, and helping others grow. Let’s build this together!

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What does Adzera sound like? | Language Surf

Adzera Atzera – Azera – Atsera – Acira an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea, in the Austronesian family Hear More Languages Speakers ~ 30,000 Dialects of Adzera Central group Amari Ngarowapum  Yaros Guruf (Ngariawang) Tsumanggorun  *Sukurum and Sarasira may be dialects or separate languages Listen Teaching About Prayer and Faith – Adzera (jesusfilm.org) See More Do you … Continue reading

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What does Adyghe sound like? | Language Surf

Adyghe West Circassian – Адыгабзэ – кӀахыбзэ – Adıgabzə – k’axıbzə a Circassian language of Russia (Caucasus region) and Turkey, in the Northwest Caucasian family Hear More Languages Speakers ~ 575,900 Black Sea Coast Dialects of Adyghe Shapsug (Шапсыгъабзэ) North Shapsugs (Great Shapsugs, Kuban Shapsugs, Шапсыгъэ шху) Kfar Kama (Кфар Камэм ишапсыгъэбзэ) Temirgoy Shapsugs (Pseuşko accent, … Continue reading

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What does Adzera sound like? | Language Surf

Adzera

Atzera – Azera – Atsera – Acira

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an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea, in the Austronesian family

Speakers

~ 30,000

Dialects of Adzera

  • Central group
  • Amari
  • Ngarowapum 
  • Yaros
  • Guruf (Ngariawang)
  • Tsumanggorun 

*Sukurum and Sarasira may be dialects or separate languages

Listen

Teaching About Prayer and Faith – Adzera (jesusfilm.org)

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What does Adyghe sound like? | Language Surf

Adyghe

West Circassian – Адыгабзэ – кӀахыбзэ – Adıgabzə – k’axıbzə

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a Circassian language of Russia (Caucasus region) and Turkey, in the Northwest Caucasian family

Speakers

~ 575,900

Black Sea Coast Dialects of Adyghe

  • Shapsug (Шапсыгъабзэ)
    • North Shapsugs (Great Shapsugs, Kuban Shapsugs, Шапсыгъэ шху)
    • Kfar Kama (Кфар Камэм ишапсыгъэбзэ)
    • Temirgoy Shapsugs (Pseuşko accent, Кӏэмгуе-шапсыгъ)
    • South Shapsugs (Small Shapsugs, Coastal Shapsugs, Black Sea Shapsugs, Шапсыгъэ-цӏыкӏу)
    • Hakuchi (ХьакӀуцубзэ, Къарацхаибзэ)
  • Natukhai (Natukhaj, Natuqwai, Нэтӏхъуаджэбзэ)

Kuban River Dialects of Adyghe

  • Bzhedug (Бжъэдыгъубзэ)
  • Temirgoy (Chemirgoy, Kemgui, КӀэмыгуябзэ, КӀэмгуибзэ)
  • Abzakh (Aбдзэхабзэ)

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What does Adnyamathanha sound like? | Language Surf

Adnyamathanha 

yura ngarwala – Kuyani – Guyani

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a group of related Thura-Yura languages of Australia, in the Pama-Nyungan family

Speakers

~ 140

Languages

  • Adnyamathanha 
  • Kuyani (Guyani) *sometimes classified as same or separate language

Listen

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What does Adjukru sound like? | Language Surf

Adjukru

Adioukrou – Adyoukrou – Adyukru – Ajukru

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a Kwa language of the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), in the Atlantic-Congo family (Niger-Congo)

Speakers

~ 100,000

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What does Galo sound like? | Language Surf

Galo

Gallong – Galo’

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a Tani language of India, in the Sino-Tibetan family

Speakers

~ 80,600

Dialects

  • Pugo
  • Lare
  • Kargu kardi

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What does Adi sound like? | Language Surf

Adi

Abor – Lhoba

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a group of Tani languages of India, in the Sino-Tibetan family

Speakers

~ 150,000

Languages & Dialects

  • Abor
    • Abor-Minyong
    • Bor-abor (Padam)
    • Abor-Miri
  • Lhoba
    • Lho-Pa
    • Luoba

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What does Adara sound like? | Language Surf

Adara

Eda – Kadara

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a Plateau language of Nigeria, in the Atlantic-Congo family (Niger-Congo)

Speakers

~ 300,000

Dialects

  • Adara
  • Eneje
  • Ada
  • Ekhwa
  • Ajiya
  • Eda
  • Edra
  • Enezhe

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What does Adangbe sound like? | Language Surf

Adangbe

Agotime – Dangbe

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a Ghana-Togo Mountain language of Ghana and Togo, in the Atlantic-Congo family

Speakers

~ 4,000

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What does Adang sound like? | Language Surf

Adang

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an Alor language of Indonesia, in the Timor-Alor-Pantar family

Speakers

~12,200

Distinct Dialects

  • Hamap
  • Kabola

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