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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Haaretz: Only 9% of Arab men in Israel complete degree

Middle East Monitor 12 Dec 2019
Meanwhile, Dr Marian Tehawkho, who edited the report, said that the latest PISA exams (an international evaluation test) showed that Arab students scored 22-28 per cent lower ......
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UBTech set to ramp up overseas presence

China Daily 12 Dec 2019
The plan came about after the Shenzhen-based company inked a deal worth $362.4 million to increase the number of AI teaching labs for students in the United Arab Emirates ... It held a string of robotics competitions to cultivate the competence and team-building capabilities of students....
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China Must Start Putting Quality Ahead of Quantity to Attract Overseas Students, Experts Say

Caixin Online 12 Dec 2019
While growth of international student enrolments in the U.K ... In 2017, nearly half of China’s international students came from the 64 countries involved in the initiative. In particular, the numbers of students from other Asian countries, Central Asia and Arab states have all more than doubled from 2007 levels....
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First Muslim Maj.-Gen. in Israel Police at UN: State offers equality

The Jerusalem Post 11 Dec 2019
This is representative of the general Arab population of that time, meaning 40 years ago.” ... “Thousands of students from the Arab society can be found at Israeli universities” and every academic institution in the country ... Meanwhile, thousands more of Arab students are enrolled in Israeli universities.”....
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'A dangerous move to silence free speech': Jewish groups react to Trump's plan to designate ...

The Independent 11 Dec 2019
“This order is a dangerous move to silence the free speech of human rights advocates and, in particular, Palestinian and Muslim college students.” Shape Created with Sketch ... growing calls for Arab boycott ... growing calls for Arab boycott ... Layla Zahrour, a sweet shop owner in Haifa says the Arab community are disillusioned....
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Lynn Wright | Students Must Speak Out on Guns

The Signal 11 Dec 2019
Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” In the context of gun violence in this country, students will continue to be shot, maimed and killed until gun owners decide the lives of children are more important than their guns....
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Israel veterans: Stop being a spectator...

The Jerusalem Post 11 Dec 2019
She came for the first time on a family trip. “It was a whirlwind. We saw everything from the Golan to Eilat ... It was too much to take in ... When the government was talking about taking the [hill] back and giving it over to the Arabs, I was part of the protest to save it.”. The Second Intifada began while Marciano was a university student ... ....
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Hannan Abu-Hussein hopes to bring about positive change

The Jerusalem Post 10 Dec 2019
My student confided that after each lesson the Arab girls gathered to discuss the issues – agency over your own body, the right to equality in the home and the workplace, female suffrage, divorce, the impact of religion – and then agreed to forget the new ideas....
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Bilingual high school student helps families, educators communicate

The Kentucky Standard 10 Dec 2019
Leilani Lara sits at a small table with Brandon, a preschool student, and translates a test for him from English to Spanish ... In Nelson County Schools there are around 44 English Learner students and six different languages spoken among that group, including Mandarin, Chamorro, Khmer, Cebuano and Arabic....
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London is still safe for Arab tourists, top British police officer tells Dubai crime event

The National 10 Dec 2019
Top New Zealand cop on policing the virtual world ... His trial is ongoing and he denies the charges ... A senior British police officer has sought to reassure Arab tourists visiting London after the fatal stabbing of an Omani student in Knightsbridge ... He said attacks on Emiratis and Arabs were isolated and perpetrated by lone suspects ... Read More ... Updated ... ....
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London is still safe for Arabs, top British police officer says at Dubai crime event

The National 10 Dec 2019
Top New Zealand cop on policing the virtual world ... His trial is ongoing and he denies the charges ... A senior British police officer sought to reassure Arab tourists visiting London after the fatal stabbing of an Omani student in Knightsbridge ... He said previous attacks on Emiratis and Arabs were isolated and perpetrated by lone suspects ... Read More ... SHARE....
photo: AP / Kamran Jebreili
Emarati men follow the latest stock changes at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 30, 2009.
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Arab world capable of creating bright future: Al-Gergawi

Arab News 09 Dec 2019
The Arab world will face three major shifts in the next decade, adding fresh urgency to the task of tackling corruption and extremism across the region, the UAE’s minister of Cabinet affairs and the future said on Monday at the 12th Arab Strategy Forum (ASF) in Dubai....
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Iran Frees Princeton Graduate Student For US-Held Scientist

CBS Sports 08 Dec 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP/CBS) — A Princeton graduate student, who was imprisoned in Iran for more than three years, was freed Saturday....
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