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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SFA signs MoU with Arab Open University to promote sports

Gulf Daily News 27 Nov 2022
"The signing of the MoU forms part of our strategy to launch partnerships with several relevant entities, most notably the Arab Open University, where we will work together to promote a sports culture among students by organising sports events and activities." ....

IGNOU New Course 2022-23: IGNOU launches an online post graduation course in Sustainability Science – Details here

Financial Express 27 Nov 2022
Students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of sustainable development and the guiding principles of sustainability science through the new online MA program ... admission at home, counseling at home, and examination centers closer to the student’s home.”....

Illinois rips Northwestern, falls short in Big Ten West bid

Caledonian Record 27 Nov 2022
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Safety Sydney Brown returned a touchdown and an interception for scores and Illinois snapped a three-game losing streak with a 41-3 rout of Northwestern on Saturday ... Freeman was replaced by Jack Lausch after his fourth interception ... 29 ... Arab fan support key for Tunisia vs ... Student charged in New Mexico campus shooting is released....

Chinese professor urges academic cooperation to facilitate Egypt's AI research 26 Nov 2022
CAIRO, Nov ... Dalia Younis, vice dean of the College of International Transport and Logistics at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, which is affiliated with the Cairo-based Arab League, urged Egyptian students to learn more about cutting-edge technologies in the field of AI to prepare for an innovation-based future....

Karnataka: 4 Belagavi girls die while clicking selfies at falls

The Times of India 26 Nov 2022
BELAGAVI. The craze for selfies took a tragic turn when four girls slipped and fell to their death at Kitwad Falls, near the Karnataka-Maharashtra border, in Chandgad taluk of Kolhapur district, 18 km from , here on Saturday morning ... They were rushed to ... The 40 girls were students of a private Arabic teaching centre in Belagavi ... She is safe ... ....

“One of the best teachers in Denver”: Meet Saudi Arabian education ambassador Rawa Abu Alsamah

Denver Post 25 Nov 2022
Rawa Abu Alsamah was in constant motion on a recent Friday morning, zipping around the gymnasium of Denver’s STRIVE Prep-Lake Campus Middle School as she oversaw a pop-up market put on by her students ... She teaches an enrichment course in which students learn different topics such as entrepreneurship, Arabic and international affairs....

Hindu girl Parvathy wins first prize for Quran recitation in Kerala's Kozhikode

DNA India 24 Nov 2022
A fourth-grade Hindu student from Kerala's Kozhikode won the first prize in the Quran recitation competition. Parvathy, the student, flabbergasted everyone with her fluency in Arabic by winning first prize with an A grade....

Waqf board plans to develop 7 'smart madrassas' in Uttarakhand

The Times of India 24 Nov 2022
Students would have a proper dress code in these institutions, which would be registered with the Uttarakhand Education Board ... "Students of all religions can study in these madrassas as earlier there was not much point in children of other religions studying Arabic....

NCSA Organizes Training Program For Qatar University Students

MENA FN 24 Nov 2022
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA Doha. The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) has organized a training program for the students of Qatar University in cooperation with the Arab Association for ... ....

JNF-USA conference showcases Zionism as a mainstream movement

Cleveland Jewish News 24 Nov 2022
Total attendance at the conference was 1,400, of those, 600 were either high school or college students, and approximately 60% of attendees were younger than 40 ... “We probably know more Arabic than they do,” one of the students said, pointing to his friend who was fluent in Arabic in contrast to the all-white protestors....

The Egyptian Museum is expected to receive visitors free of charge on Wednesday

Egypt Independent 23 Nov 2022
The usual standard entry fee on regular days is LE30 for Egyptian or Arab visitors, and LE10 for Egyptian or Arab students. The ticket is LE200 for foreign tourists, and LE100 for foreign students....

The Egyptian Museum receives visitors for free on Wednesday

Egypt Independent 23 Nov 2022
The usual standard entry fee on regular days is LE30 for Egyptian or Arab visitors, and LE10 for Egyptian or Arab students. The ticket is LE200 for foreign tourists, and LE100 for foreign students....

It's Fetishised, But Hey, It's Home: Aladdin At 30

The Quietus 23 Nov 2022
“I teach a course on representations of the Middle East in Hollywood and many of my Arab, Iranian, and South Asian students have reported that Aladdin was extremely meaningful to them, because it’s all they had in terms of representations growing up,” says Evelyn Alsultany, a leading expert on the representation of Arabs and Muslims in US media....

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