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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Watch why this Chinese student going around the city in Dubai Police super car

Gulf News 22 Aug 2019
A Chinese student Zheng Zayan is spending hours with Dubai Police to ensure tourists security as part of his internship programme to improve his Arabic language skills ... He said the experience has helped him enhance his Arabic language skills ... Zayan, is currently a student at the University of Sharjah learning Arabic language....
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Video: Asian expat takes a ride in Dubai Police supercar

Khaleej Times 22 Aug 2019
Chinese student Zheng Zayan, who is studying Arabic at University of Sharjah, praised Dubai Police as a creative & advanced security institution by adopting & benefiting ......
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Israeli Arabs Who Worked for Islamic State Indicted

Hamodia 22 Aug 2019
Israeli security officials in recent weeks arrested two Arab ... The two, residents of the Galilee Arab village of Tamra, are 22-year-old Amin Yassin, a medical student who has been studying in Slovakia, and Ali Armush, 28, who has been questioned previously for security offenses....
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A Palestinian/Israeli Experiment for Peace in the Middle East

CounterPunch 22 Aug 2019
The incident, which followed an attack a year earlier by Hamas militants at Hebrew University that killed nine students and staff, strengthened both Kaufman and Hassassian’s determination to continue working for peace between Palestinians and Israelis ... The course’s active participants are Arab and Israeli students ... ....
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University will no longer stop students from graduating for missed rent payments

The Independent 21 Aug 2019
Libyans throw a newly graduated student into a fountain as they celebrate during the graduation ceremony for students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Al-Arab University in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi ... at the Al-Arab University in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi....
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Lebanon's House speaker calls for Arabs' unity to protect rights

Xinhua 20 Aug 2019
"When we restore our unity as Arabs, Christians and Muslims, we can recuperate Palestine and get back our full rights which have been a target for the Israeli enemy," Berri said during his meeting with students from Amal Movement....
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Less-known languages teach different ways of thinking

The Japan News 17 Aug 2019
Do Cam Ly, a 31-year-old part-time Vietnamese lecturer, read out a sentence and about 20 first-year students repeated it ... A study-abroad program in which students can live and study in Vietnam for nine months was newly established this summer ... The school hopes to ramp up educational opportunities for its students in the country....
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Longest-serving GEMS teacher dies following long illness in UAE

Gulf News 16 Aug 2019
“We appreciate her deep commitment to her profession and will forever be indebted to her for her valuable contributions in ensuring Arabic became an integral part of every students’ life ... Gilani said Omran’s contributions towards helping expat students learn Arabic were immense....
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GEMS Education's longest-serving teacher dies in UAE

Khaleej Times 16 Aug 2019
Omran had recently retired as an Arabic Supervisor from Our Own English High School - Sharjah after serving more than 44 years at GEMS Education ... Asma said, "We appreciate her deep commitment to her profession and will forever be indebted to her for her valuable contributions in ensuring Arabic became an integral part of every students' life....
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India celebrates independence, Kashmiris demand their own

Arab News 16 Aug 2019
The local administration brought students and a cultural troupe from Jammu and other neighboring states to participate in the celebrations held at Sher-i-Kashmir stadium ... Pragya Singh, a PhD student from Jammu university, was brought in along with 25 other students to participate in the cultural activities to mark Independence Day in Srinagar....
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A-level results day: Top grades fall to lowest proportion in a decade after reforms focus ...

The Independent 15 Aug 2019
Libyans throw a newly graduated student into a fountain as they celebrate during the graduation ceremony for students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Al-Arab University in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi ... at the Al-Arab University in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi....
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UAE- GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results

MENA FN 15 Aug 2019
(MENAFN - Dubai PR Network) Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15, August 2019. GEMS Education students in the UAE celebrated this morning outstanding results achieved... ....
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