Arabic

Arabic (/ˈærəbɪk/;Arabic: العَرَبِية, al-ʻarabiyyah [alʕaraˈbijja] or Arabic: عربي ,عربى ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː]) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and its modern descendants excluding Maltese. Arabic is spoken in a wide arc stretching across Western Asia, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Arabic belongs to the Afroasiatic family.

The literary language, called Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, is the only official form of Arabic. It is used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and news broadcasts.

Arabic is a Central Semitic language, closely related to Aramaic, Hebrew, Ugaritic and Phoenician. Standard Arabic is distinct from and more conservative than all of the spoken varieties, and the two exist in a state known as diglossia, used side-by-side for different societal functions.

Some of the spoken varieties are mutually unintelligible, both written and orally, and the varieties as a whole constitute a sociolinguistic language. This means that on purely linguistic grounds they would likely be considered to constitute more than one language, but are commonly grouped together as a single language for political or religious reasons (see below). If considered multiple languages, it is unclear how many languages there would be, as the spoken varieties form a dialect chain with no clear boundaries. If Arabic is considered a single language, it is perhaps spoken by as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it one of the six most-spoken languages in the world. If considered separate languages, the most-spoken variety would most likely be Egyptian Arabic with 89 million native speakers—still greater than any other Afroasiatic language. Arabic also is a liturgical language of 1.6 billion Muslims. It is one of six official languages of the United Nations.

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This Week In Jerusalem: Lockdown in the holy city

The Jerusalem Post 09 Apr 2020
Many students in the Arab sector who plan to take ... Launched by the municipal education administration, the initiative addresses the needs of growing numbers of Arab students who decide to take the Israeli matriculation test, which enables them later to attend Israeli universities....
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Coronavirus hotel for Arab Israelis opens in Haifa

The Jerusalem Post 08 Apr 2020
A coronavirus facility for Arab-Israeli patients opened in Haifa following a request from Mayor Einat Kalisch-Rotem, Walla News reported Wednesday afternoon. According to Walla, the patients who arrive at the hotel are hospitalized in Haifa's student hostel compound ... Another coronavirus facility is expected to open in Acre's student hostel....
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'True home is where our family is': NYU Abu Dhabi students create storybook for refugee children

The National 08 Apr 2020
Home does not always need an address – at least that's the message NYU Abu Dhabi students are trying to get across in their new storybook written for refugee children titled Where Is Our Home? Read More ... Written and illustrated by the university student group ElevatED, the children’s book is written in English and Arabic....
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COVID-19: How 63 special kids are learning remotely in the UAE

Gulf News 08 Apr 2020
When we were planning this, however, we realised that some of our students would not be able to cope with the rest of the class ... She said the solution lay in holding special pull-out sessions where the students get parallel classes with the inclusion team ... A student of determination from Grade 3 Image Credit....
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COVID-19: Remote learning report card for 63 special kids in the UAE

Gulf News 08 Apr 2020
When we were planning this, however, we realised that some of our students would not be able to cope with the rest of the class ... She said the solution lay in holding special pull-out sessions where the students get parallel classes with the inclusion team ... A student of determination from Grade 3 Image Credit....
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COVID-19: Remote learning report card for 63 determined kids in the UAE

Gulf News 08 Apr 2020
When we were planning this, however, we realised that some of our students would not be able to cope with the rest of the class ... She said the solution lay in holding special pull-out sessions where the students get parallel classes with the inclusion team ... A student of determination from Grade 3 Image Credit....
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Where to watch Arab cinema for free during quarantine

Gulf News 06 Apr 2020
Below are free Arab documentaries streaming right now available in this region ... It’s Ramadan and the football team at Fordson High School, where 95 per cent of the students are of Arab origin, is gearing up to take on their biggest rivals, Dearborn High....
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'People want a cultural outlet': Lebanon’s Dalloul Art Foundation launches digital archive amid coronavirus outbreak

The National 05 Apr 2020
... planned, granting free access to thousands of artworks and extensive information about hundreds of artists from the Arab world ... His hope is that the website will become a valuable resource for academics, students, journalists and anyone with an interest in the Arab world’s art....
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Zev Buffman dies at 89

Messenger-Inquirer 04 Apr 2020
Zev Buffman, president and chief executive officer of the RiverPark Center from 2003 to 2011, died Wednesday in Seattle, Washington, of natural causes. He was 89 ... A year later, when he was an Israeli exchange student in Los Angeles, Buffman made his American debut, cast as an Arab guard in the movie “Flight to Tangier” with Jack Palance ... ....
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Scrap dealers, zealots, arts students; Assam's hunt for Tablighi Jamaat participants spares few

Yahoo Daily News 03 Apr 2020
Itna bada hangaama hoga maloom nahin tha ... Similar lists were sent to other states as well ... None of us is ill and we are doing fine," said the BA 5th semester student from AL Choudhury College in Hailakandi who was clearly taken aback by the swiftness of the event and the sudden media attention ... Caught in a maze ... I am a student and I am studying Arabic....
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Coronavirus Temporarily Slows Campus BDS Efforts

The Algemeiner 02 Apr 2020
BDS activists continue to extract funding from student governments ... At Tufts University, the Arab Student Association was awarded $3,045 to sponsor the appearance of antisemitic professor Rabab Abdulhadi during “Apartheid Week,” while the SJP chapter was given $2,250 for two additional speakers, by a vote of 28-0....
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Malaysian Embassy in Morocco works to bring home another group of stranded Malaysians

Malaysian National News Agency 02 Apr 2020
Shahril Nizam also applauded students in Morocco – who mostly major in Islamic studies and Arabic language – for their collective decision to remain, and hoped they will continue to stay safe and abide by all the measures imposed by local authorities....
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You Might Be an Antisemite If…

The Algemeiner 02 Apr 2020
Think that US support for Israel endangers Americans or threatens US-Arab relations. Attempt to intimidate or harass Jewish students on campus by building walls, holding die-ins, placing eviction notices in their mailboxes, or engaging in other forms of guerilla theater....
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