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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Gulf Arab youths form volunteer group in Australia

Arab News 21 May 2019
Young Arabs from various Gulf countries have organized a volunteer group to spread Gulf culture and traditions in Australia ... Gargee’an is an activity that involves all ages,” Razan Al-Dossary, the founder of Wasel and a nursing student at South Australia University, told Arab News....
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Saudis volunteer to aid Makkah pilgrims during Ramadan

Arab News 21 May 2019
Author. Tareq Al-Thaqafi ID. 1558301328544466200 Mon, 2019-05-20 00.28 MAKKAH ... Yasser Al-Sharif told Arab News. He added that 1,400 doctors and medical students were volunteering, hoping to make a difference and to serve their country ... “Volunteering should come from the heart and not be a means to show off,” she told Arab News ... Main category....
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Anti-abortion society approved by Aberdeen University following legal action over ‘discrimination’

The Independent 20 May 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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Recordings reveal extreme anti-Israel bias in HU’s international graduate program

Cleveland Jewish News 20 May 2019
During another class, in which Golan brought the students to the abandoned Palestinian Arab village of Lifta, near Jerusalem, the tour guide advocated for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement ... Alqasem was among the students in the class. Golan is also not shy when it comes to penalizing students who disagree with her viewpoint....
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Young Muslims become flag-bearers of Islam in South Korea via social media

Arab News 19 May 2019
“I was travelling an hour from Ansan (southwest of Seoul) by train and bus to perform a prayer along with my two children,” Ahn, a Korean Muslim, told Arab News ... During a visit by Arab News on May 8, a group of middle-school students was touring the mosque ... “In particular, Islam wasn’t familiar to students and misunderstood by many people....
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350,000 employed in public sector – Bawumia reveals

Joy Online 19 May 2019
Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has said the government was on course and will address the unemployment situation in the country ... Dr Bawumia assured them that the Government had engaged the services of 3,000 Arabic teachers while clearance was being sought for more to be employed to enhance the teaching and learning of Muslim students ... ....
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Peace FM Online 18 May 2019
Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has said government is on course and will address the unemployment situation in the country ... Dr Bawumia assured them that the Government had engaged the services of 3,000 Arabic teachers while clearance was being sought for more to be employed to enhance teaching and learning of Muslim students ... ....
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Joy Online 18 May 2019
Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has said government was on course and will address the unemployment situation in the country ... Dr Bawumia assured them that the Government had engaged the services of 3,000 Arabic teachers while clearance was being sought for more to be employed to enhance teaching and learning of Muslim students ... ....
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We have employed 350,000 public sector workers – Bawumia

Ghana Business News 18 May 2019
Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has said government was on course and will address the unemployment situation in the country ... Dr Bawumia assured them that the Government had engaged the services of 3,000 Arabic teachers while clearance was being sought for more to be employed to enhance teaching and learning of Muslim students ... Source. GNA ... .......
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Masked slavery lingers in Lebanon

Middle East Online 18 May 2019
The Lebanese have been through a great many terrible ordeals over the years that, either by design or external circumstances, have led them to civil strife, destroying their people and once vibrant economy ... Respect ... Student Politics at the American University of Beirut, 1967-1975. This article was originally published in The Arab Weekly. ....
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Pennsylvania school condemned for using 'attacker' in Arab headdress during active shooter drill

The Independent 18 May 2019
A Pennsylvania school has rebuffed criticism of its active shooter training drill after footage showed a man posing as an attacker wearing what appears to be an Arab headdress ... Students sit in circles as they read the Koran on the first day of Ramadan at Ar-Raudhatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia....
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NYU Tel Aviv Students Slam Department Over Boycott, Amid Criticism by Faculty, Administration

The Algemeiner 17 May 2019
“The school encouraged us to travel; most Arabic students spent ample time in the West Bank (especially Hebron), many traveled to Lebanon and Egypt, and many courses ran trips to Druze, Palestinian, and African Israelite enclaves,” he said, suggesting that the SCA was ......
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Backlash after India warns against study in Pakistani Kashmir

Arab News 17 May 2019
Will there be any future for them here or not?” Barring students from going to Pakistan-administered Kashmir was a ruse, he added, as New Delhi was taking its animosity with Islamabad to “another level.” Arab News contacted students in Srinagar for their reaction, but most refused to talk for fear of a government crackdown....

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