The word Ebonics was originally coined to refer to the language of the African Diaspora. Since the mid-1990s, it has been used colloquially to refer to a distinctive lect, or variety, of English spoken by African Americans, which most linguists refer to as African American Vernacular English.
Ebonics may also refer to:
- Oakland Ebonics controversy, generated by the recognition in December 1996 by the Oakland, California school board of "Ebonics" (i.e. African-American Vernacular English) as a distinct language
- Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks, a 1975 book about Ebonics
- "Ebonics (Criminal Slang)", a song by rapper Big L from the album The Big Picture
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