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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Why Is the Palestinian Authority Donating to U.S. Universities?

The American Spectator 28 Nov 2020
Of the 259 PA gifts listing a purpose, roughly 177 were for some type of financial aid for Arab students ... In general, providing Arab students with scholarships to attend American universities is a positive way to introduce them to the United States and our democratic funding....
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Teachers pay tribute to late colleague who died during online class

Arab News 27 Nov 2020
Teachers at Al-Nokhba Al-Elmeya School in Dammam, eastern Saudi Arabia, paid tribute and expressed their condolences at the passing of their late Egyptian colleague Mohammed Hassan, who died on Thursday morning while teaching a computer class remotely to secondary-level students....
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New study seeks to help Jewish, Arab academic students co-exist

The Jerusalem Post 26 Nov 2020
According to the study, which surveyed a total of 4,697 Jewish and Arab students and graduates from 12 different institutions, just 15% of Jewish students took part in joint projects/seminars with Arab students, compared to 37% of Arab students ... with Arab students at all....
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Tel Aviv University’s Islamic history course a global hit

Cleveland Jewish News 26 Nov 2020
The course, called “Arab-Islamic History ... But since going up online for free a couple of years ago, it has drawn a global audience of more than 20,000 students, including 318 students from Pakistan, 301 from Turkey, 205 from Indonesia, 109 from the United Arab Emirates and 86 from Egypt....
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Israeli University’s Islamic History Course is Global Hit

The Tennessee Tribune 26 Nov 2020
The course is called “Arab-Islamic History ... But since going up online for free a couple of years ago, it has drawn a global audience of more than 20,000 students, including 318 students from Pakistan, 301 from Turkey, 205 from Indonesia, 109 from the United Arab Emirates and 86 from Egypt....
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Schools and rules in the corona era

The Jerusalem Post 26 Nov 2020
Jerusalem has the highest number of students in all grades – 275,000 including the Arab sector – and most haven’t been attending school since coronavirus hit early this year ... The solution proposed by Safra Square would be to run COVID-19 tests at least twice a week in all grades to monitor infected students....
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Why are women absent from Israeli, Palestinian leadership? – opinion

The Jerusalem Post 25 Nov 2020
Women make up 60% of Israel’s university students. Among the Palestinian citizens of Israel, women made up 68.9% of all undergrads, meaning that for every three male Arab university students, there were seven female Arab students ... The United Arab Emirates’ official ......
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EU ambassador: Chinese language taught at European high schools

China Daily 25 Nov 2020
More and more [European students] choose Chinese, much more than Russian or Arabic." ...

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