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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Industriousness of women in war-ravaged Syria is an inspiration to all

Independent online (SA) 03 Aug 2020
Feminist conscientisation gained prominence in the late nineteenth century, as part of the Arabic Nahda, a period of cultural renaissance ... Nazik al-Abid was known as the "Joan of Arc of the Arabs” for her militant stance against Ottoman and French colonialism in Syria ... Syria was the first Arab country to grant women the right to vote in elections....

Helping world with Chinese AI

China Daily 03 Aug 2020
Next, inside the classroom, the robot instructs students through their physical exercise and even 'plays' with them using its interactive voice feature ... In November, UBTech announced a deal worth $362.4 million to step up AI teaching labs for students in the United Arab Emirates, marking another big push in its efforts to go global....

UAE foundation awards full scholarships to over 80 Arab youths for US degree

Gulf News 02 Aug 2020
Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has awarded 86 underprivileged students from the Arab region with full scholarships for Arizona State University (ASU) to pursue their master’s degrees ... One-third of these young Arabs are first generation university students, ......

Annexation Proposal Leads to More Support for BDS

The Algemeiner 02 Aug 2020
In campus news, documented the dramatic upswing in antisemitic incidents during 2019, the vast majority coming from Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace chapters ... Student media characterized her comments as part of a pattern of “Islamophobic, anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian, xenophobic, fatphobic, and classist rhetoric.”....

My word: When dates with history are lost in cyberspace

The Jerusalem Post 02 Aug 2020
Similarly, talking about the Israeli “occupation of the West Bank” makes no sense without considering the attempts by the Arab world to eliminate Israel in the war of 1948 and the 1967 Six Day War ... and Shi’ite) and the realignments in the Muslim and Arab worlds....

Iran says it detains leader of California-based exile group

The Mercury News 02 Aug 2020
By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL . The Associated Press ... over its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers ... The Intelligence Ministry called it a “complex operation,” without elaborating ... The U.S ... A 2010 U.S ... The U.S ... ___. Gambrell reported from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Related Articles ... Indiana student tests positive for COVID-19 on 1st day back ... ....

Turkey bans writing of university dissertations in Kurdish

Arab News 01 Aug 2020
Turkey’s Council of Higher Education has banned students studying Kurdish language and literature at Turkish universities from writing their dissertations in Kurdish ... Any dissertation that is written in Kurdish will be taken as a lack of capacity of the student in linguistic skills,” Sanli told Arab News....

“Crypto in Context” Program By Zcash Creator Confirmed To Be Global Effort

Inside Bitcoins 31 Jul 2020
He described it as a global effort, with the program already supporting Nigerian students, Turkey-based Syrian refugees, as well as Arabic speakers across the Middle East and Europe ... Swihart went into detail about this matter, highlighting a planned workshop for Europe’s Arabic-speaking community at the end of September....

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln stands up for its international students

The Daily Nebraskan 31 Jul 2020
Born in the United Arab Emirates and raised in Oman, Nikita Mansinghani, a sophomore architecture major and international student from India, said in a text that when the announcement of remote learning came in March, students who were unable to go back home were able to continue living on campus through the summer....


Dawn 31 Jul 2020
The primary focus is on the sheer quantity of information poured into students’ heads ... It requires memorisation of ahadith in Arabic and in Urdu ... In the SNC, on the other hand, primary grade students are required to memorise Arabic and Urdu versions of 45 ahadith by grade V, with the following grade-wise distribution....

Fuad Honda, the Japanese Muslim reinterpreting Arabic calligraphy

Arab News 30 Jul 2020
Tokyo-born Fuad Kouichi Honda is widely recognized as one of the world’s top Arabic calligraphers ... Fuad began learning Arabic decades ago ... In addition to teaching Arabic calligraphy to Japanese students for more than two decades, he has published books, given lectures overseas and established the Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association....

When will we wake up?

Gulf Daily News 30 Jul 2020
I think that this is the case in many of our Arab countries ... When I was a student, I believed Turkey to be the Arab gateway to the world, not only as a geographical route but also an intellectual and cultural one. Now, we must support all Arab, Egyptian, Gulf, Moroccan, or other efforts that work to end the Ottomans’ dreams in our land....

UAE schools offering Indian curricula ready to implement new education policy

Gulf News 30 Jul 2020
Now students will be required to take examination in Grades 3, 5 and 8 by an appropriate authority while Board Examination for Grades 10 & 12 will continue with a holistic approach,” she said ... Three language system could be a major concern for students and parents of UAE as they already have to learn Arabic.”....