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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Reading challenge winners to be announced today

Khaleej Times 20 Sep 2021
The aim of the initiative is to enhance the importance of reading for all students, improve their knowledge, develop their comprehension and self-expression skills using sound Arabic language, and develop their self-learning skills along with honing critical and creative thinking....
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to award Dh11m of prizes to Arab Reading Challenge winners

The National 20 Sep 2021
One school pupil is set to receive a Dh500,000 ($136,129) cash prize as the winner of the Arab Reading Challenge on Monday ... The Arab Reading champion will be selected based on the pupil's ability to articulate general knowledge, their critical thinking and communication skills, plus the diversity of books they selected....
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Arab Reading Challenge: Winners of prizes worth Dh11 million announced

Khaleej Times 20 Sep 2021
A Jordanian teenager read his way to half-a-million dirhams as he was declared the winner of the Arab Reading Challenge 2021 ... of students' lifestyle ... In the category of Arab students living in foreign countries, Alexander Voros from Italy was declared the Arab Reading Champion....
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Literacy Council of Grand Island celebrates with open house

The Grand Island Independent 20 Sep 2021
Stations included a citizenship quiz game, henna tattoos and plenty of food prepared and purchased by students from LCofGI ... “We have a student who has just the most beautiful handwriting, and he writes in Arabic very well ... “We have current students here today, current volunteer instructors, as well as our staff and board of directors....
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Winner of the 5th Arab Reading Challenge to be crowned in live TV ceremony on Monday

Urdu Point 19 Sep 2021
The closing ceremony is the final stage of the Arab Reading Challenge, which turned the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity to utilise digital solutions to encourage school students to read and summarise books....
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Reading challenge winners to be announced tomorrow

Khaleej Times 19 Sep 2021
The aim of the initiative is to enhance the importance of reading for all students, improve their knowledge, develop their comprehension and self-expression skills using sound Arabic language, and develop their self-learning skills along with honing critical and creative thinking....
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid awards Dh11m of prizes to Arab Reading Challenge winners

The National 19 Sep 2021
One school pupil is set to receive a Dh500,000 ($136,129) cash prize as the winner of the Arab Reading Challenge on Monday ... The Arab Reading champion will be selected based on the pupil's ability to articulate general knowledge, their critical thinking and communication skills, plus the diversity of books they selected....
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Stars of Science gives Arab women chance to pursue scientific excellence

MENA FN 19 Sep 2021
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha. In higher education institutions throughout the Arab world, there exists a significant gender gap among the student population – one that favors Arab ... ....
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In a landmark case, an Israeli man is requesting UK asylum, saying he'll be made ...

Business Insider 19 Sep 2021
Amir Cohen/Reuters An Israeli student seeking asylum in the UK says he'll be made to commit 'apartheid' in Israel ... The 21-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbinical student is appealing a previous asylum claim rejected in December last year, according to Middle East Eye (MEE) ... According to The New Arab, the student has Asperger's Syndrome....
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After two decades of the war on terror, do Muslim lives matter?

The Philadelphia Tribune 19 Sep 2021
U.S. commandos had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The 10th anniversary of the events of Sept ... By her name, appearance, and accented English, I read her as Italian of Arab extraction, possibly the daughter of immigrants to Italy or an immigrant herself. Unlike the other students who queued to speak with me, she had a concise question ... In Syria, U.S....
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I Abandoned Arabic – Leaving Egypt Made Me Regret That

Egyptian Streets 18 Sep 2021
The first vivid memory I have of Arabic class was plotting how to skip it; my last memory is being talked out of the Thanaweya Amma language exam by a friend ... Arabic proficiency was for those who could not afford to speak any other language ... Having a handle on Arabic put students at a social disadvantage; they were baladi....
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CAIR’s 9/11 Tips to Teachers Whitewash Islamist Role in Attack

The American Spectator 18 Sep 2021
It must be an enemy of Muslims and Arabs,” Khankan said ... Elsewhere, CAIR makes the false claim that Islamism is a “fictional term with no Arabic equivalent,” effectively denying students the ability to explore the radical worldview that motivates terrorist groups to violence....
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UM-Dearborn ranks fifth among regional public universities in the Midwest

Press & Guide 18 Sep 2021
When student research leads to deep personal transformation. UM-Dearborn professor wins American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association award. A UM-Dearborn student researcher is out to make a ‘better GasBuddy’ ... proportions of Pell Grant eligible students....
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