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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NIS 9 billion pledged to reduce education gaps for Arab Israelis

The Jerusalem Post 25 Oct 2021
Goals set forth by the education strategy include reducing the gap between Jewish and Arab students in university matriculation among all 18-year-olds by at least 50%, as well as working towards a significant increase in PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) test scores among Arabic-speaking students....

Unruly students beat Kashmiri fellows after India-Pakistan T-20 World Cup match

Anadolu Agency 25 Oct 2021
After India's historic loss to Pakistan in the ICC T-20 World Cup, the cricket sports frenzy spread to two campuses in the country's northern state, when unruly students attacked Muslim students from the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday evening ... Immediately after the match, they vandalized the rooms of Kashmiri students, it added....

'We don't negotiate with terrorists': Muslim student says he's shocked by NJ teacher's remarks

Democratic Underground 25 Oct 2021
UNREAL! A teacher in NJ said to a Muslim student who asked if he could finish his math homework at home ... -- An Arab American student said a teacher answered his question about homework with a remark on terrorists, making the high school senior feel uncomfortable and shocking fellow classmates Tuesday morning....


Algeria Times 24 Oct 2021
... are playing a leading role in fostering technology development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and nurturing tomorrow’s students of change, not just within Qatar but also across the Arab world, for the collective benefit of our societies,” concluded Al-Salehi....

Zaki Nusseibeh acknowledges UAEU’s top volunteer students

Urdu Point 23 Oct 2021
AL AIN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 23rd Oct, 2021) Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the UAE President and Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), has acknowledged 11 of UAEU’s top volunteer students at the university's campus in Al Ain city....

UAE University recognises top volunteer students

Gulf News 23 Oct 2021
Eleven top volunteer students at the Al Ain campus of United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) have been acknowledged by the Cultural Advisor to the UAE President and Chancellor of UAEU ... “These noble human values which students are keen to compete over are essential for every individual living in the UAE....

Saudi Arabia launches nationwide search for talented students

Arab News 22 Oct 2021
The 12th annual National Project for Gifted Identification started on Wednesday in various regions of the Kingdom and includes students from third to 11th grade ... He told Arab News the programs provided to students depended on their scores on the Qiyas test, but all of them received the Mawhiba enrichment programs....

Turkish Newspaper Claims Network of 15 Arabs Spying for Mossad

Hamodia 21 Oct 2021
The Turkish Sabah newspaper claimed on Thursday that a Mossad network of 15 people was apprehended by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT), with at least some of the alleged spies being Arabs ... Information about Turkish and foreign students in Turkey was given to the Mossad in exchange for payment, according to Sabah....

BGU Hones in on Diversity, Inclusion and Equality in Israel with New Center and Academic Post

Oregon Jewish Life 21 Oct 2021
The first Arab woman from the Negev promoted to professor at BGU, Prof ... Abu-Rabia Queder will facilitate equal representation of Arabs, women, those with disabilities, Ethiopian immigrants, Haredim and the LGBTQ+ community in the student body and faculty ... The first Arab woman from ......

Israel, UAE sign historic space agreement

The Jerusalem Post 21 Oct 2021
In addition, the two will promote a project with the participation of Arab and Jewish students from both countries. The project began as an educational initiative for Arab and Jewish students of the 'Nazareth Space Center' to study satellite engineering and astronomy, and is now ......

Awareness of the learning disorder has improved in Saudi Arabia but experts say more must ...

Arab News 21 Oct 2021
“The road ahead is still long, as support is needed to establish the Saudi Dyslexia Society in preparation for setting up specialized schools for future dyslexic students, especially since dyslexics can pass this hereditary disability down to their children,” she told Arab News....

Scholarships open to area students for Experiment programs

Brattleboro Reformer 21 Oct 2021
BRATTLEBORO — Windham County high school students have an opportunity to earn college credit next summer on any of seven new global programs offered by The Experiment and School for International Training ... The application deadline for the Janeway Scholarship is January 20, and students apply online....

Orange Jordan supports Daad competition for Arabic digital content

MENA FN 21 Oct 2021
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN – Orange Jordan supported the Daad competition for Arabic digital content for university students, according to a statement from the telecoms company. The winners were announced recently during the closing ceremony,... ....