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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Check out top industry-oriented courses offered by Swayam

Indian Express 29 May 2020
The UGC has recommended that colleges use Swayam to start their classes for the next academic session and allow credit transfer or ensure that the performance of students using it is included while calculating results ... The syllabus includes computer architecture, cybercrimes and its investigation, and is best suited for undergraduate students....

Emirati university student gets a special message from Sheikh Mohammed for graduation

Gulf News 28 May 2020
Sheikh Mohammed launched the Arab Reading Challenge as part of the efforts of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ... Since its launch, the Arab Reading Challenge features several qualification stages to select the Arab Reading Champion among students who read and summarized 50 books....

The Key to Peace Is the Next Generation of Arab-Israeli Leaders

The Algemeiner 28 May 2020
Daily life in the country’s Arab towns and villages also involves crumbling infrastructure and a failing educational system, as was evidenced throughout the coronavirus crisis, during which “distance learning” proved virtually meaningless for Arab students. Arab online commenters by and large correctly identified the prime culprit....

Ex-Head of American Association of University Professors Slams Award for SFSU Professor Who Engaged in ...

The Algemeiner 28 May 2020
A former president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has criticized the organization for recently giving an award to a San Francisco State University professor who engaged in hate speech and against “Zionists” and Jewish students who supported Israel....

Photos: San Fernando Valley-area valedictorians, top scholars for Class of 2020

LA Daily News 28 May 2020
Red Cross Club Students in Action Gay Straight Alliance Halloween Haunted Halls Festival — After Graduation/College Plans ... President of SAMEAN Voices, a cultural club on campus that discusses the cultural identity of South Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, and North African students....

Namedropper 5/27/2020

The Scranton Times-Tribune 27 May 2020
Super students. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania student Laura Comstock, of Throop, won an outstanding achievement award in foreign languages for Arabic .......

I’m an Israeli-American. Let’s talk about it.

Stanford Daily 26 May 2020
In the face of rising antisemitism, including violence against Jews and Jewish community centers and outlandish accusations that Jews started COVID-19, one might expect Stanford’s student body to stand up against these injustices rather than contribute to them.  ... all Jews who support Israel hate Muslims and Arabs....

U of Haifa receives $1.15 m. donation to support Israeli musicians

The Jerusalem Post 26 May 2020
enriching its students on an intellectual level and producing alumni who are dedicated to giving back to the local community ... Like the city of Haifa itself, the Department of Music is a beacon of coexistence, with Arab and Jewish students playing both Eastern and Western instruments side by side....

UAE parents mull alternatives to regular schools amid COVID-19 uncertainity

Gulf News 26 May 2020
To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time in a Dubai private school.” ... Rahhal, which loosely translates as traveller in Arabic, is a KHDA-approved programme for participating schools and students that allows pupils to be absent from most classes to pursue extracurricular goals, such as sports or arts, at recognised establishments....

“Their War Against Education”

Human Rights 26 May 2020
(not his real name), a 14-year-old student at the time ... Terminology Students ... They asked, “What type of education do you give to the students, French or Arabic?” They started beating [my colleague] first, then me ... [145] In March 2019, in the same locality, attackers detonated a private Franco-Arab school [146] that had 90-100 students, ages 8-10....

Outrage After Leading Academic Association Awards Professor Who Engaged in Hate Speech Against ‘Zionist’ Students

The Algemeiner 25 May 2020
Outrage over the weekend greeted the decision by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to give an award to a San Francisco State University professor who engaged in hate speech and violent rhetoric against “Zionists” and Jewish students who support Israel....

Jerusalem Municipality presents record NIS 11.2 billion budget

The Jerusalem Post 25 May 2020
The Jerusalem Municipality is set to discuss a record NIS 11.2 billion budget for the municipality for 2020, including NIS 4.4 billion set for infrastructure development ... >Connecting Arab students to the academic world, enrichment programs for students and a variety of programs to increase awareness of violence and discourse on values ... ....

Alyn care center brings joy to Jewish, Arab disabled kids in lockdown

The Jerusalem Post 24 May 2020
In order to bring a message of love to their students, the staff at Shachar, ... Many of the students at Alyn are Arab-Israelis or East Jerusalem residents. Shachar staff members therefore not only visited several Arab neighborhoods but also three checkpoints to meet with the families....

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