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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Using Arabs or Muslims as Scapegoats Has a History

GlobalResearch 27 Oct 2020
During the past century, we have witnessed a long and tragic history of domestic policies that have targeted persons of Arab descent ... In addition to these hurtful policies, it is important to note the role played by the scapegoating of Arabs in American politics ... As a result, some candidates became afraid of accepting the support of Arab Americans....
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7 teachers lauded for inspiring in students a love for English language and literature

Straits Times 27 Oct 2020
... Mahfouz translated into English, Mr Karthick, a literature teacher at St Joseph's Institution, took his students on a learning journey to Arab Street....
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7 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, with 1 in community and 6 imported

Straits Times 27 Oct 2020
SINGAPORE - There were seven new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Tuesday noon (Oct 27), taking Singapore's total to 57,980 ... More details will be announced on Tuesday night, said MOH ... There were two new imported cases - a student's pass holder who returned from France and a dependant's pass holder who arrived from the United Arab Emirates ... � .......
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7 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 1 in the community and 6 imported

Straits Times 27 Oct 2020
SINGAPORE - There were seven new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Tuesday noon (Oct 27), taking Singapore's total to 57,980 ... More details will be announced on Tuesday night, said MOH ... There were two new imported cases - a student's pass holder who returned from France and a dependant's pass holder who arrived from the United Arab Emirates ... � .......
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Several malls among places visited by Covid-19 patients

Straits Times 26 Oct 2020
For 313@Somerset, a visit was recorded at the Go Noodle House eatery ... Visits were also recorded at these places ... There were two new imported cases - a student's pass holder who returned from France and a dependant's pass holder who arrived from the United Arab Emirates ... Update on cases. New cases ... 2 (1 dependant's pass holder, 1 student's pass holder)....
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7,732 more Filipinos repatriated by DFA this week

Manila Bulletin 26 Oct 2020
Some 5,162 of these overseas Filipinos were flown from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. From Israel, 312 stranded agro-studies students were repatriated on October 21 and 24, 2020, respectively ... ....
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Tampines Mall, Ion Orchard and 313@Somerset visited by infectious Covid-19 patients

Straits Times 26 Oct 2020
For 313 @ Somerset, a visit was recorded at the Go Noodle House eatery ... Visits were also recorded at these places ... The full list of locations and times can be found ... There were two new imported cases, a student’s pass holder who returned from France and a dependant’s pass holder who arrived from the United Arab Emirates ... More on this topic .......
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COVID-19 deaths breach 7k mark; 1,607 new cases

Manila Standard Today 26 Oct 2020
Of the 6, 344, the DFA said 5, 622 came from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. "There were also 312 stranded Agro studies students who were repatriated from Israel last October 21 and 24," the DFA said, adding the repatriation flight was arranged by the country's embassy in Tel Aviv and the MASHAV aid agency of Israel ... ....
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Islamophobia in American politics is real

Gulf News 25 Oct 2020
During the past century, we have witnessed a long and tragic history of domestic policies that have targeted persons of Arab descent ... In addition to these hurtful policies, it is important to note the role played by the scapegoating of Arabs in American politics ... Stoking anti-Arab fire....
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UAE-based start-up offering incentives to tackle mobile phone addiction

Arabian Business 25 Oct 2020
A UAE-based start-up is offering incentives to students in a bid to wrestle them away from their mobile devices. Research from United Arab Emirates University last year showed almost a third of young Emiratis may be addicted to their smartphones ... Nearly 70% of UAE students use social media for five hours or more daily....
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'If they started erasing your work, would you continue with it?'

The Buffalo News 23 Oct 2020
In Buffalo Public Schools, we have some immigrants, some new students, who can’t understand English ... Still, I was happy kind of going around, from first to eighth grade, explaining very slowly the things that the teacher had noticed some students didn’t understand....
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Ruler of Dubai hails Abu Dhabi pupil for Arab Reading Challenge win

The National 22 Oct 2020
Sultan Salem Al Mazrouei read 300 books in one year and today he topped 450 thousand students from the UAE who participated in the Arab Reading Challenge which reached 21 million students from 51 countries around the world,” he said ... The Arab Reading Challenge was launched in ......
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France mourns slain teacher as government mobilizes against Muslim groups

The Keene Sentinel 22 Oct 2020
He attended training courses at Paris's Arab Institute to better understand his students. He organized an Arab music concert to honor their culture. "He had read the Quran and respected his students, regardless of their beliefs," Macron said ... But Anzorov could only identify Paty with the help of students....
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