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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More young Arabs studying Chinese as appeal spreads

China Daily 30 May 2024
More Arab ... "These universities attracted Arab students expecting to learn Mandarin in China," he said ... Alanood Al Ali, a student at United Arab Emirates University, said she finally realized her dream of visiting China after learning Chinese for a year at a Confucius Institute....
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Arabic Student Selected for Prestigious CASA Program (University of Arkansas)

Public Technologies 30 May 2024
Avery Antill, an Arabic and Middle East studies major, has been selected for the highly competitive Center for Arabic Study Abroad program....
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Sino-Arab cooperation to get boost, envoy says

China Daily 30 May 2024
... of Arab States ... As more Chinese students are going to Arab countries to learn the language and culture, six Arab states — the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Djibouti — have officially incorporated Chinese language courses into their national education systems....
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Denmark university to end Israel investments

China Daily 30 May 2024
The University of Copenhagen in Denmark has announced it will cease investments in companies operating in the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, responding to student protests urging the institution to sever financial and institutional connections with Israel....
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Letter: Calls for destruction are anything but ‘noble’

Chico Enterprise Record 30 May 2024
A recent letter characterized the protests and encampments on campuses across the country organized by the National Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) as “noble” but many protestors demonized Jewish students who identify as Zionists or proud supporters of the state of Israel....
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Emirati students win third prize at Huawei ICT Competition 2023–24 Global Final

Khaleejtimes 30 May 2024
After fierce competition, the UAE team, which consists of three Emirati students from United Arab Emirates University obtained the Third Prize at the final ... Through the Huawei ICT Competition, we aim to provide students with a global platform to compete and exchange ideas."....
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US campuses are roiled by unrest. How have Israeli colleges filled with Arabs and Jews ...

Jewish Herald Voice 29 May 2024
This, despite the fact that many Jewish students are army reservists who took part in the combat in Gaza and many of the Arab students are Muslims with family in Gaza and the West Bank ... Hebrew University received $20,000 from UJA-Federation to develop campus leadership groups composed of Jewish and Arab students....
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With participation of Syria, a coordination meeting for Arab Reading Challenge held in Cairo

Syrian Arab News Agency 29 May 2024
... of students ... He noted to the large number of students participating in the competition this year in the country, which reflects the increased interest in reading as well Arabic language....
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Feds investigate anti-Arab, anti-Muslim bias complaint against Rutgers

My Central Jersey 29 May 2024
Rutgers University faces a new federal civil rights investigation one month after advocacy groups filed a complaint alleging "ongoing, patterned" bias against Muslim, Arab and Palestinian students ... Arab and Muslim students say bias against them has gone overlooked, even as they ......
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Commentary: Two decades on, China-Arab cooperation yields fruitful results

People Daily 29 May 2024
Political trust has always served as the bedrock of China-Arab cooperation ... While more and more Chinese students are coming to Arab countries to learn the language and culture, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tunisia and other countries have announced that the Chinese language will be included in their national education systems....
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As end of school year approaches, McMeen Elementary celebrates its rich diversity in Colorado

CBS News 29 May 2024
Mcmeen Elementary is a Denver Public School that prides itself on serving students from more than 25 countries ... Student families speak English, Spanish, and Arabic among other languages....
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Two decades on, China-Arab cooperation yields fruitful results

China.dot.org 29 May 2024
Political trust has always served as the bedrock of China-Arab cooperation ... While more and more Chinese students are coming to Arab countries to learn the language and culture, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tunisia and other countries have announced that the Chinese language will be included in their national education systems....
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BSEK announces date for exam postponed on May 28

The News International 29 May 2024
It added that matric class (General Group) students, in the evening shift, will give their Arabic, Persian, and ......

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