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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Less-known languages teach different ways of thinking

The Japan News 17 Aug 2019
Do Cam Ly, a 31-year-old part-time Vietnamese lecturer, read out a sentence and about 20 first-year students repeated it ... A study-abroad program in which students can live and study in Vietnam for nine months was newly established this summer ... The school hopes to ramp up educational opportunities for its students in the country....

Longest-serving GEMS teacher dies following long illness in UAE

Gulf News 16 Aug 2019
“We appreciate her deep commitment to her profession and will forever be indebted to her for her valuable contributions in ensuring Arabic became an integral part of every students’ life ... Gilani said Omran’s contributions towards helping expat students learn Arabic were immense....

GEMS Education's longest-serving teacher dies in UAE

Khaleej Times 16 Aug 2019
Omran had recently retired as an Arabic Supervisor from Our Own English High School - Sharjah after serving more than 44 years at GEMS Education ... Asma said, "We appreciate her deep commitment to her profession and will forever be indebted to her for her valuable contributions in ensuring Arabic became an integral part of every students' life....

India celebrates independence, Kashmiris demand their own

Arab News 16 Aug 2019
The local administration brought students and a cultural troupe from Jammu and other neighboring states to participate in the celebrations held at Sher-i-Kashmir stadium ... Pragya Singh, a PhD student from Jammu university, was brought in along with 25 other students to participate in the cultural activities to mark Independence Day in Srinagar....

A-level results day: Top grades fall to lowest proportion in a decade after reforms focus ...

The Independent 15 Aug 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....

UAE- GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results

MENA FN 15 Aug 2019
(MENAFN - Dubai PR Network) Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15, August 2019. GEMS Education students in the UAE celebrated this morning outstanding results achieved... ....

Investment in the next generation fuels the future of the Middle East

Arabian Business 15 Aug 2019
Through licensing grants valued at $420 million, the software is now available for use by students at ten universities in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and soon Iraq. The students are using the software as part of their studies to learn about, and train on, technology that represents the cutting edge of digitalisation....


Yated Ne'eman 14 Aug 2019
Last week, Mrs. Shoshana Ovitz celebrated her 104th birthday at the Kosel. She asked that all her offspring join her there and they would jointly recite Nishmas ... Mrs ... We mourned martyrs of the past and present; during the Nine Days we mourned the murder of Dvir Sorek, a 19-year-old yeshiva student, at the hands of bloodthirsty Arabs ... We wonder ... ....

Israel Is Not an ‘Apartheid’ State — Here’s the Proof

The Algemeiner 13 Aug 2019
In Beersheva, the population of Arabs is 15 percent ... As a result, universities across Israel offer Hebrew instruction for first year Palestinian students to help them prepare for their coursework in Hebrew — one of several initiatives implemented in recent years to help enroll larger percentages of Arab students in these institutions....

Lebanese company introduces Chinese books to the world

People Daily 13 Aug 2019
The children's books published by the company are popular among Arab kids ... The company is joining hands with educational institutions and schools in Arab countries to promote academic and educational Chinese books to the students, said Elkhatib ... He hopes Arab countries can learn from the experience of China's economic development through these books....

Exhibition gives colour to old pictures of Palestinian cause

The National 13 Aug 2019
Last year marked five decades since the strikes of 1968 – the height of leftist activism in Europe, when students proclaimed their solidarity with workers and liberation groups across the global south. The Palestinian struggle was at that time a unifying cause across the Arab region and the European left....

Meet Jerusalem’s deputy mayor: Fleur Hassan-Nahoum

Cleveland Jewish News 13 Aug 2019
Only 14 percent of East Jerusalemite students are learning the Israeli-Arab curriculum; 10,000 are in private schools, and the remaining are learning the Palestinian UNRWA/Palestinian Authority curriculum, which are one and the same ... More and more students in East Jerusalem are ......


Dawn 12 Aug 2019
Forster ... Nevertheless, when it did leave the confines of American and European academia and reached non-Western regions — mainly through Asian, African and Arab students studying in American and European universities — the idea began to be rapidly adopted by certain segments, who used it to justify violent attacks on anything they deemed ‘Western.’....

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