California

Listen to people from the U.S. state of California speak English in their native dialect or accent and, in some instances, Spanish in their native dialect. Please select a sample from the list below.

California 1  female, 21, White, Los Angeles (Canoga Park)
California 2  female, 21, 1981, White, Mission Vieijo (Orange County)
California 3  male, Los Angeles
California 4  female, 24, 1981, White, Thousand Oaks (Southern California)
California 5  male, 37, 1969, White/Native American, Santa Monica
California 6  male, 52, 1958, White, Northern California (Clearlake and S.F.)
California 7  female, 36, 1978, Native American (Diné/Navajo), Los Angeles
California 8  male, 26, 1988, Native American (Tohono O’odham)/Black, L.A. (Watts)
California 9  female, 16, 1998, Native American/Guatemalan, Torrance
California 10  male, 20, 1996, White, Santa Rosa
California 11  female, 22, 1994, Hispanic, Los Angeles (Hollywood)
California 12  male, 18, 2000, White, Orange
California 13  female, 19, 2000, Black/African American, Sacramento
California 14  female, 41, 1979, Mexican, Santa Rosa
California 15  female, 54, 1967, White American (with Brazilian ancestry), L.A. metro area

For more information on California, visit Wikipedia. And for an excellent example of a Mexican-American who grew up in southern Mexico but has spent most of his life in northern California, see Michoacán 2. Also see Guatemala 4 and, for a good example of a Chinese-American sound, Sichuan 5 and Hong Kong 1. Also see Philippines 13 for a Filipino-American sound.)

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