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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Arab Reading Challenge winner Hadeel Anwar Al Zubair plans to build library with prize-money

Gulf News 13 Nov 2019
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, hands over the trophy to Mahmoud Bilal from Sweden, winning student among those living inn foreign countries, during the Arab Reading Challenge at Dubai Opera in Dubai....
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Arab Reading Challenge winner plans to build library with prize-money

Gulf News 13 Nov 2019
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, hands over the trophy to Mahmoud Bilal from Sweden, winning student among those living inn foreign countries, during the Arab Reading Challenge at Dubai Opera in Dubai....
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Arab Reading Champion believes victory will give hope to youth of her homeland

Khaleej Times 13 Nov 2019
Hadeel Anwar, a Grade 7 student from Khartoum, shed tears of joy as she was announced the winner of this year's Arab Reading Challenge (ARC), receiving the trophy from His Highness ... >Sweden's Mahmoud Bilal was named the winner among Arab students living in foreign��countries....
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Sudanese teen named Arab Reading Challenge champion in Dubai

The National 13 Nov 2019
Moroccan girl, 9, wins Arab Reading Challenge. Dubai fifth-grader comes top in UAE Arab Reading Challenge. Sheikh Mohammed praises power of words as 13 million take part in Arab Reading Challenge ... “We celebrate more than 13 million students in the Arab Reading Challenge, the largest Arab knowledge initiative," said Sheikh Mohammed....
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Great deal: A good book is the best bargain you can get

Khaleej Times 13 Nov 2019
In its fifth iteration, the Arab Reading Challenge, which was launched in 2015 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, saw a record participation of Arab students from 49 countries ... million students....
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13-year-old Sudanese girl crowned 2019 Arab Reading champion

Gulf Daily News 13 Nov 2019
Sudanese student Hadeel Anwar has been declared winner of the Arab Reading Challenge for 2019 ... The 13-year-old, who's aspiring to be a doctor, beat 13.5 million students from 49 countries ......
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Video: 13-year-old Sudanese girl wins Arab Reading Challenge

Khaleej Times 13 Nov 2019
A Grade 7 student from Sudan, Hadeel Anwar, has been crowned as this year's Arab reading champion ... The 13-year-old aspiring doctor beat 13.5 million students from 49 countries who took part in this year's Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) ... Last year, Moroccan student Mariam Amjoun, 9, ......
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LOCS board discusses possible new course electives for LOHS

The Lake Orion Review 13 Nov 2019
The class would be co-taught by both Cureton and McDonald and be offered to students in grades 9-12. “I work for the Michigan Department of Education through the Arab American Museum for the purpose of civil rights,” Cureton said ... Intro to Theatre would be offered to all students in grades 9-12 with no prerequisite required....
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UBTech Robotics inks $362m AI deal in UAE

China Daily 13 Nov 2019
Chinese artificial intelligence unicorn UBTech Robotics has inked a deal worth $362.4 million to step up AI teaching labs for students in the United Arab Emirates, marking another big push in its efforts to go global ... ADCG is a large-scale investment company which manages assets of $20 billion ... ....
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Displaced children fight odds to learn Arabic

Gulf News 12 Nov 2019
The children from 22 countries, who are semi-finalists in the category of students from non-Arab countries in the Arab Reading Challenge, have fought many odds to reach this level in the largest literacy contest in their mother tongue ... Arab Reading Challenge inspires students to preserve the Arabic language Irish Belleza, videographer....
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They mastered Arabic despite not getting access to quality books

Khaleej Times 12 Nov 2019
Arab children in foreign countries face a peculiar problem. They don't get access to quality Arabic books ... She is the ARC coordinator for students participating from Holland and France. In many cases, the students said they find it hard to find Arabic books in their respective countries. "Many of the children are fifth-generation Arabs....
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Woman calls Dubai Police after naked man enters her house

Khaleej Times 11 Nov 2019
A 21-year-old student was reported to Dubai police after he entered the house of an Arab family without their permission, a Dubai court heard. The Emirati student was charged on Monday at the Court of First Instance after he physically assaulted two on-duty police officers who ......
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Dubai-based company launches $2.7 million fund to nurture Global Grad Show innovators

Arab News 11 Nov 2019
“The fund is very important for us because we would like to empower students from all over the world,” Mohammad Al-Shehhi, chief executive officer of A.R.M Holding, told Arab News ... “Through the fund, we are looking to bring inventions and ideas to life in Dubai by enabling students to develop their projects for the region,” Al-Shehhi said....
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