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 Eases Travel Restrictions, Giving Indian Students Access to International Universities in Dubai

The Marshall News Messenger 22 Jun 2021
INDIA & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 22, 2021--. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced the ease of travel restrictions from India, allowing students to pursue their tertiary education in the country from 23 June ... AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA INDIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AUSTRALIA ASIA PACIFIC MIDDLE EAST....

New UAE book illustrates safe behaviour on roads for school students

Gulf News 22 Jun 2021
The book is available in English, Arabic and French. Reaching students ... We are delighted to unveil the Buckle Up! story in collaboration with our partner Taaleem who enabled us to reach thousands of students and families with the road safety message across their schools.”....

WAM Feature: How Abu Dhabi newspaper read by Emirati students in US in ‘70s attracted ...

Urdu Point 22 Jun 2021
He and his wife Mary had picked up some Arabic from Cairo, where the couple first met as American overseas students, and they refreshed the language with their Emirati friends in New York ... "Sheikh Suroor thanked me for ‘taking care of Al Nowais and other Emirati students while they were studying in the U.S....

Evyatar community in Samaria may face government evacuation

Cleveland Jewish News 21 Jun 2021
It was recently re-established as a response by activists to the May 2 drive-by shooting at the junction by an Arab terrorist that claimed the life of 19-year-old yeshivah student Yehuda Guetta and wounded two other students, one seriously....

Zayed University amongst 700 QS World University Rankings

Urdu Point 21 Jun 2021
"This new ranking ignites our pursuit to be among the best regional universities and reflects the great efforts and dedication placed by our international faculty members, staff and students in the academic and research fields," he added ... student ratio (5% each)....

Zayed University amongst the 700 QS World Universities Ranking

Urdu Point 21 Jun 2021
"This new ranking ignites our pursuit to be among the best regional universities and reflects the great efforts and dedication placed by our international faculty members, staff and students in the academic and research fields," he said ... student ratio (5 percent each)....

Reuven Rivlin, Miriam Adelson to get honorary doctorates from Ariel U.

The Jerusalem Post 21 Jun 2021
Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Medicine. "Ariel University integrates students from all sectors of the population – secular, religious, ultra-Orthodox, Arabs and Druze ... I would like to note, however, that the addiction of our bright students and researchers to knowledge, research and development should be encouraged." ... ....

Sharjah Art Museum: new exhibition sheds light on Arab Modernism

The National 20 Jun 2021
the politically engaged, passionately executed and visually stunning works of Arab Modernism. The foundation has installed its works in a series of galleries at the museum on long-term loan, for artists, students and the general public to return to again and again ... Barjeel Art Foundation curators reflect on the West's reactions to Arab art....

UNDP Iraq launches handbook on citizen journalism to promote social cohesion as part of young media professionals program [EN/AR/KU]

Reliefweb 20 Jun 2021
The Use of Citizen Journalism Tools to Promote Social Cohesion is a handbook designed for young media professionals, students, and ... Available online, copies of the handbook will also be distributed to media faculties, students, and media professionals in Arabic and Kurdish....

City’s mosques offering more than just prayers

The Times of India 20 Jun 2021
Since many poor students lost access to nutritious mid-day meals at government schools, the mosque came forward to continue with the scheme till the schools are reopened ... It also conducts online classes for students. It has set up a coaching centre to train students in English, science, general knowledge, besides Urdu and Arabic....

Gaza strikes: ‘Most of these children were with their families inside their homes’

The Irish Times 19 Jun 2021
'The students in Gaza suffer from many bad events ... “The students in Gaza suffer from many bad events ... “We train the students to practice these techniques to help themselves in emergency situations ... Their cousin Hana (14), remembered as a “diligent student” who liked sport and Arabic classes, was killed in the same strikes....

MATSEC apologises for using suicide message in Arabic O-level question

Independent Online 18 Jun 2021
The MATSEC examinations board has issued an apology for a question used in the Arabic O-level exam which asked students to translate what was effectively a suicide message. Students sitting for the exam – who would generally be between 15 and 16 years of age – were ......

Don't use halacha to justify excluding Arab party from coalition gov't

The Jerusalem Post 18 Jun 2021
In recent months, politicians in Israel were divided over the propriety of including an Arab party in the coalition ... On this basis, many students of Rabbi Kook signed onto a proclamation this year that prohibited joining a “minority government” with Arab support....

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