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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UAE schools get a busy schedule in last week before spring break

Khaleejtimes 20 Mar 2023
“Many of our students have also been busy preparing messages for their mothers to celebrate Arabic Mother’s Day ... “Our Librarians are busy putting together a list of recommendations of English and Arabic books our students can read during their Spring Break. Our Arabic teachers are ......

'POV': A meaningful Arabic version of Shakespeare's Macbeth - review

The Jerusalem Post 20 Mar 2023
Isn’t he ignoring centuries of female witchcraft? This is how POV (Points of View), an Arabic adaptation of Macbeth written by Henry Andrawes and Haifa University theater students, began ... It also offered meaningful insights into Arab-Jewish relations. Arab speakers recognized the interruption as a funny truism ... Shakespeare in Arabic and Israel....

Letters to the Editor March 20, 2023: Facts expunged

The Jerusalem Post 20 Mar 2023
There are certain facts expunged from a history of the Arab-Israeli conflict ... Let Palestinian Arabs unite with their brethren ... And I will never forget the Ma’alot school massacre within Israel in 1974 – 31 slaughtered including 22 students – perpetrated by three terrorists, two of whom were Israeli Arabs. ....

Students initiate a humanitarian campaign in aid of the Türkiye-Syria earthquake

Hong Kong Standard 20 Mar 2023
Anthony Tong, Board Chairman of LPCUWC, said the college is proud to see its students initiating quickly a humanitarian campaign to help the victims on the other side of the world ... Besides, the LPCUWC students presented a thank you card in Turkish and Arabic for the USAR team members and the rescue dog Twix for their brave rescue work....

Sheikha Fatima honours outstanding female higher education graduates

Urdu Point 20 Mar 2023
Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education, thanked Sheikha Fatima for honouring the students and her keenness to ensure the provision of education and knowledge to girls and women in the country. He noted his pride at the success of the Emirati students, which is the result of their perseverance and hard work....

250 Palestinian students leave their universities citing Israeli incursions in West Bank

Arab News 18 Mar 2023
Some 5,000 students are studying at the Arab-American university in Jenin, 3,000 at the An-Najah University, 1,100 at Jerusalem University in Abu Dis, and another 1,000 at Hebron university ... university students to contract Arab colleges inside Israel to complete their studies....

For some Iraqi Americans, scars of war prove hard to heal

The National 18 Mar 2023
“ pierced this sort of bubble, the sort of security that I had growing up,” said Ms Yamour, who was a university student at the time. She felt “a sudden fear” for her family, not only in Iraq but also in America, where many local Arab and Iraqi-American communities were suddenly regarded with suspicion....

Higher education minister heads to Tunisia to take part in conf. of Arab universities

Egypt Independent 17 Mar 2023
A number of Arab ministers will address the gathering on the importance of digital education and the role of students in the governance of universities ... Its membership includes 390 Arab Universities and educational institutions at the present time....

School Bell … 3/17/23

Hamtramck Review 17 Mar 2023
HPS students recently participated in a speech competition ... Each student took a unique approach with personal connections ... The after-school program offers students the Arabic Club and STEAM Club. Students learn not only the language in the Arabic Club, but customs, holidays and traditions observed ... Students smiled and giggled as “Mr....

Free group Iftar, fundraising for Turkey-Syria quake survivors: How Dubai schools will spend Ramadan this year

Khaleejtimes 17 Mar 2023
Taj-Hi-Zat means ‘preparation’ in Arabic ... students,” he added ... We will be hosting the WSO Community Iftar, where parents, students and staff are invited to enjoy an Arabic performance, and contributions from that event will go to Beit Al-Khair to provide iftar meals for labourers....

GD Goenka University partners with Edu Brain Overseas to provide global internships, placement

Financial Express 17 Mar 2023
“This collaboration aims to provide paid international internship programmes and overseas placement opportunities to GD Goenka University students in France, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Germany, and United States (US),” Supria Rai said ... Zolo Scholar partners with Manipal Academy of Higher Education to elevate student experience....

Academic booster group forms to support Coldwater school students

The Daily Reporter 16 Mar 2023
Now a group wants to make sure students focused on academics receive the same support ... "Many students are in multiple AP classes each year, this can obviously add up quickly ... The group wants to be broad-based and include diversified segments of the community, including the Arab American community, which makes up 25% of the student population....

Linda Sarsour Appearance at Harvard Arab Conference Sparks Hillel, McKinsey Criticism

The Harvard Crimson 15 Mar 2023
The Arab Conference at Harvard, organized by the Harvard Arab Alumni Association and various student groups, was held virtually and in-person from March 3 to March 5. ACH is the “largest pan-Arab conference in North America,” hosting more than 1,300 students and professionals and 20,000 virtual attendees, according to its website....

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