Languages

Arabic languages

Introduction

Arabic (العربية al-ʿarabiyyah or just عربي ʿarabī) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. Classified as Central Semitic, it is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic, and has its roots in a Proto-Semitic common ancestor. Modern Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage with 27 sub-languages. These varieties are spoken throughout the Arab world, and Standard Arabic is widely studied and known throughout the Islamic world.

Languages

  • Classical Arabic and its descendants
    • Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken
    • Arabic, Tajiki Spoken
    • Arabic, Baharna Spoken
    • Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
    • Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Spoken
    • Arabic, Hijazi Spoken
    • Arabic, Omani Spoken
    • Arabic, Cypriot Spoken
    • Arabic, Dhofari Spoken
    • Arabic, Tunisian Spoken
    • Arabic, Sa`idi Spoken
    • Arabic, Gulf Spoken
    • Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
    • Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian
    • Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan
    • Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
    • Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
    • Arabic, Standard
    • Arabic, Algerian Spoken
    • Arabic, Najdi Spoken
    • Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
    • Arabic, Egyptian Spoken
    • Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken
    • Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken
    • Arabic, Hadrami Spoken
    • Arabic, Libyan Spoken
    • Arabic, Sanaani Spoken
    • Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken
    • Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni
    • Hassaniyya
    • Maltese
    • Arabic, Chadian Spoken
    • Arabic, Shihhi Spoken
    • Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi
    • Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian
  • Ancient North Arabian

Geographic distribution

Varieties of Arabic

The Arabic language is a Semitic language with many varieties that diverge widely from one another -— both from country to country and within a single country.

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