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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urgent: UAE announces the start of registration for 2024/2025 academic year

Akhbrna 01 Mar 2024
MThe Emirates Foundation for School Education has confirmed the opening of registration in public schools for the academic year 2024-2025, starting from Monday, March 4, until March 15, 2024, as the Emirates Foundation for Education is the government body responsible for managing public schools in the United Arab Emirates....

Jewish Students Describe Facing Antisemitism on Campus to Members of Congress

New York Times 01 Mar 2024
At a discussion led by a House panel, students criticized their universities for not cracking down on antisemitism. An antiwar group pointed out that Muslim and Arab students are facing harassment, too ... ....

Annual exams for II PUC students begin in 1,124 centres across Karnataka

The Hindu 01 Mar 2024
On day one, students appeared for Kannada and Arabic exams from 10.15 a.m. to 1.30 p.m .......

Momentum builds for academic boycott of Israeli Universities

Al Bawaba 01 Mar 2024
ALBAWABA - A movement to stop students from going to ......

Ken Morris: A lesson in economics from an old TV detective

Press & Guide 01 Mar 2024
On a recent redeye flight home from Phoenix, I dozed off for a while. When I woke up, I ached all over and felt as if I had suddenly aged ten years. Once home, I stretched out, turned on the television and watched an old detective show. Wow! ... For 65 cents ... Encouraging students and celebrating success ... Arab Americans do not provide a home for Jihad ... ....

Two running in Democratic primary for a seat on Franklin County Common Pleas Court bench

The Columbus Dispatch 01 Mar 2024
Ohio House Rep ... Stephanie Hanna ... "Over the last decade, labels have not defined me, whether it's supporting women-owned businesses, pride events, engaging in mental health advocacy, hosting African American and Arab American law students at my home, or serving as a PTO member and room mom at school and volunteer at church," Hanna said....

Gaza doctor takes 'Day After' fundraising to South Africa

The New Arab 29 Feb 2024
https.// — The New Arab (@The_NewArab) October 30, 2023 ... Basel told The New Arab about various monumental challenges the residents of Gaza were facing at present and noted that the scale of destruction shall make it very impossible to quickly rebuild schools, universities and infrastructure after the bombings have stopped....

Students, community leaders respond to Anti-Defamation League CEO’s talk

The Brown Daily Herald 29 Feb 2024
“Greenblatt makes me, as an anti-Zionist Jew — and especially the Muslim, Arab and Palestinian students on campus I am in solidarity with — more vulnerable to censorship and discrimination when he conflates just criticism of Israel with antisemitism,” Warzer wrote in an email to The Herald....

Embassy of Kuwait in Paris marks nat'l days

Kuna 29 Feb 2024
The reception featured senior officials of the French government, and heads of Arab and foreign diplomatic missions, some dignitaries, businessmen, as well Kuwaiti students and permanent delegate to UNESCO, the embassy's staff and others ... (end) ....

'Call it by its name'

Al Jazeera 29 Feb 2024
The Palestinian students were wearing keffiyehs and speaking a mixture of Arabic and English when a man stepped off his porch, less than three blocks from Price’s home, and opened fire....

UP Board examinations: Nearly 2.45L students give exam a miss

Hindustan Times 29 Feb 2024
For representation only (HT FIle Photo). In the first shift, High School science and Arabic, Persian, Accountancy (for commerce stream) for Intermediate students were conducted and in the second shift, High School agriculture and Intermediate biology and mathematics exams were completed ... .......

jonath ’24, Rosenzweig ’24: Why we walked out of Jonathan Greenblatt’s talk

The Brown Daily Herald 29 Feb 2024
If Greenblatt had been hosted by Brown Students for Israel or some other student organization on campus, we would have simply chosen not to attend the event ... But Greenblatt’s harmful rhetoric about Palestinian, Arab, Black and anti-Zionist Jewish students prevented the OIED from fostering a legitimate dialogue....