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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New ‘Creators in Media’ contest launched for UAE students

Gulf News 24 Feb 2021
The Mohammad Bin Rashid School for Communication (MBRSC) at American University in Dubai (AUD), in association with the Ministry of Higher Education, has launched a contest called ‘Creators in Media’ in English or Arabic for grade 12 students nationwide ... What students must do....
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Sarhad University, Pakistan Consulate in UAE ink MoU for award of scholarships to students

Urdu Point 24 Feb 2021
Speaking on the occasion, Ahmed Amjad Ali said the consulate was ensuring higher education accessible and standardized for Pakistani students in United Arab Emirates, adding that measures were being taken to award scholarships to Pakistan students in coordination with Higher Education institution of UAE....
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ANCA Welcomes Alex Manoukian as Newest Addition to DC Team

Asbarez 24 Feb 2021
Manoukian, who is studying toward a Bachelors in Government with a Minor in Arabic at Georgetown University, will serve as the organization’s Director of Programs ... “I look forward to working with students and recent graduates across the U.S ... He is fluent in Armenian and Arabic....
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NA passes bill against corporal punishment in capital

The News International 24 Feb 2021
ISLAMABAD ... An amendment to the bill presented by the government was also passed ... In the NA, the chair also referred the Compulsory Teaching of Arabic Language Bill, 2021 to the concerned standing committee of the House. The bill provides for making compulsory teaching of Arabic language to the students in all educational institutions ... ....
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Antisemitism Report Claims Arab Students Had 'Passion for Hitler'

Breitbart 23 Feb 2021
A report on antisemitism in schools claims that much of the hatred toward Jewish students comes from students of Arab backgrounds ... ....
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Opinion | How Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind of Maulana Mahmood Madani is trying to modernize education in madrasas

India TV 23 Feb 2021
They will undergo a 20-day-long course on how to impart modern education to students ... Normally, madrasas in India impart Islamic religious education in Urdu, Arabic and Persian, but students who come out after completing the Fazil, Alim and Mufti degrees are only eligible for BA and MA programs in Arabic, Islamic Studies and Theology....
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Abductions in Turkey spark ‘rogue’ security fears

Arab News 23 Feb 2021
The abduction of three university students snatched from a busy Ankara street has sparked fresh concerns about the safety of Turkish citizens following a recent increase in similar cases. The students, all known to have left-wing leanings, were threatened by their kidnappers with death and then left in isolated parkland in the city on Feb....
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New University of Birmingham Dubai campus attracts hundreds of UAE students

The National 23 Feb 2021
Hundreds of students from across the UAE have already applied to attend a new UK university campus opening in Dubai ... Two thirds of its students are from the UAE and it has seen a lot of interest from India, China and the UK ... “My dream is to see more British students going to the United Arab Emirates to be able to study there," he said....
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Sabah School Embraces New Normal Teaching Elements

Malaysian National News Agency 22 Feb 2021
Her colleague and fellow “runner” Norshahidah Zakaria, 48, who teaches Arab and Syariah Islamiah, said she delivered the test papers to students in Kudat district, located about 180 km from Kota Kinabalu in the northern part of Sabah, and returned to the same place two weeks later to collect the answer sheets....
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Int'l Mother Tongue Day finds most mid eastern children are multilingual

The Jerusalem Post 22 Feb 2021
The main languages spoken natively in the Middle East and North Africa include Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Greek, Berber and Hebrew ... Bar-Asher Siegal points to a few approaches that could be introduced to help students develop a richer level of expression in Modern Standard Arabic and in their own home languages....
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Khashoggi confidant Omar Abdulaziz: 'I’m worried about the safety of the people of Saudi Arabia'

The Observer 21 Feb 2021
He first sought political asylum as a student in Canada after the Arab spring, when the authorities in Riyadh took notice of his Twitter account and called his father to bring him to a government office; he instead fled to the airport ... He has helped to get a free Arabic version of ......
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We must resist Israel’s war on British universities

The Electronic Intifada 20 Feb 2021
The UJS itself operates under the umbrella of the World Union of Jewish Students, which is affiliated to the World Zionist Organization ... There can be no doubt, too, about the threat Israel’s campaign of censorship poses to Arab and Muslim students, who are silenced from expressing how the racism that targets them actually works....
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Cluster at industrial firm closed; 12 new cases are all imported

Straits Times 20 Feb 2021
The new cases comprised two Singaporeans, two dependant's pass holders, two work pass holders, one work permit holder, three student's pass holders and two short-term visit pass holders ... The student's pass holders came from India, while the work pass holders came from the United Arab Emirates and the United States....
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