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Alderney's sole official, and most predominant, language is '''English'''. The local dialect is virtually identical to the English spoken in England and on the rest of the Channel Islands, with a few terms for local items (for example ''vraic'' - seaweed fertiliser) being borrowed from French and the now-extinct Auregnais. Local placenames are pronounced in the 'Norman' style, for example Dupont is pronounced 'dip-oh'.
Despite the fact that the island lies only a few miles off the coast of France, the French language is not widespread on Alderney, having ceased to be an official language in 1966. Some road signs are bilingual in English and French, including those around the airport and those pointing towards Town, as to assist French tourists and yachtspeople.
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