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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Salima unfolds interesting incidents from Faiz life

The News International 16 Nov 2019
“Faiz (who is now taught to the students of MA Urdu) had Masters Degrees in English and Arabic,” she said. Arshad Mehmood, who is quite famous now, was the student of my husband Shoaib Hashmi at the Government College Lahore ... “Faiz (who is now taught to the students of MA Urdu) had Masters Degrees in English and Arabic,” she said....
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Top performers in Arab Reading Challenge to get full scholarships

The National 15 Nov 2019
The top performing students in future Arab Reading Challenge competitions will receive a full university scholarship, it has been announced ... It is open to anyone in the Mena region, as well as Arabs living abroad, who are aged between eight and 18 ... Sheikh Mohammed praises power of words as 13 million take part in Arab Reading Challenge....
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Arab women rising up for political change

Gulf News 15 Nov 2019
Discrimination against women in Arab societies still exists in many spheres of life although there has been a clear improvement in recent years ... This persists despite the fact that the early Arab Islamic experience has emphasised the important role of women to be active in various fields of life....
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Harvard students boycott Israeli Ambassador talk, walk out

The Siasat Daily 15 Nov 2019
According to the report published in Arab News, the students walked out when Dani Dayan, Israeli ambassador was about to talk on the legal strategy of Israeli Settlements. The students were also ......
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HFC student claims professor made Islamophobic remarks to him

Dearborn Times-Herald 15 Nov 2019
... professor happens to be an African American and we would expect that a person of color, a minority who understands the negative impact of racial discrimination and bias especially in learning environments would know better than to pick on and to bully an Arab American student.”....
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Simulation brings two academic disciplines together for disaster training

DSJ Now 15 Nov 2019
Some students pretended to be hurt while others implemented first-aid ... Suhail Alameri, a crisis and disaster management student from the United Arab Emirates, served as in a security role during the simulation ... Student participants took tours of the 20-foot-long-mobile command unit....
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Stout Middle School celebrates its students’ uniqueness through theater

Dearborn Times-Herald 15 Nov 2019
There’s a good reason student government isn’t known as “Student Congress Club.” ... That led STC to open its doors to K-8 students from any school, even those beyond the Dearborn Public Schools district ... Baydoun, who studied theater in college, says the experience is particularly powerful for STC’s many Arab-American students....
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More gold for Grewe

The Elkhart Truth 15 Nov 2019
There was little time to talk Thursday for 2017 Northridge High School graduate Sam Grewe. Grewe was jumping on a plane less than an hour after claiming a gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The University of Notre Dame student, who’s a pre-med major, finished with a lunge of 6-1 1/4 in the high jump ... ....
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Chinese culture exhibition activity appears in front of the Pyramid

People Daily 14 Nov 2019
Hundreds of teachers and students from China and Egypt performed Tai Chi, cross-talk and Chinese ......
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Misery mounts as Kashmir marks 100 days of lockdown

Arab News 14 Nov 2019
NEW DELHI ... They want to tell the government that we are not happy with the decision to abrogate Article 370, or the bifurcation of the state,” Ali told Arab News ... It’s really painful to see my young son languishing in jail,” he said ... Students don’t come to the campus out of fear.”. He told Arab News ... He told Arab News ... Bhat told Arab News ... .......
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Arab Reading Challenge winner Hadeel Anwar Al Zubair plans to build library with prize-money

Gulf News 13 Nov 2019
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, hands over the trophy to Mahmoud Bilal from Sweden, winning student among those living inn foreign countries, during the Arab Reading Challenge at Dubai Opera in Dubai....
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Arab Reading Challenge winner plans to build library with prize-money

Gulf News 13 Nov 2019
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, hands over the trophy to Mahmoud Bilal from Sweden, winning student among those living inn foreign countries, during the Arab Reading Challenge at Dubai Opera in Dubai....
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Arab Reading Champion believes victory will give hope to youth of her homeland

Khaleej Times 13 Nov 2019
Hadeel Anwar, a Grade 7 student from Khartoum, shed tears of joy as she was announced the winner of this year's Arab Reading Challenge (ARC), receiving the trophy from His Highness ... >Sweden's Mahmoud Bilal was named the winner among Arab students living in foreign��countries....
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