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.
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.
“Since MU is widely recognized for its journalism and international business programs, I figured they would teach Arabic language classes.” ... Before the cancellation, MU offered three Arabic language classes and one Arabic culture class for undergraduates, according to the MU School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures website.
They demanded justice for Abu Akleh, a journalist who held both American and Palestinian nationality and became a household name across the Arab world after appearing on Al-Jazeera’s Arabic-language channel for 25 years ... The late journalist is considered a pioneer of journalism in the Arab world.
A Turkish drone targeted a sponge factory near the village of Shamuka, between the towns of Hasakeh and Tel Tamr, killing three SDF members, activist Jasim Alyan told The NewArab's Arabic-language sister site, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed ... according to The New Arab's affiliate Syria TV.
In a statement carried by Arabic-language media, the Sudanese irrigation and resources ministry stressed the "necessity of cooperation and coordination", and said Ethiopia and downstream Egypt and Sudan needed to reach a binding agreement over the filling and operation of the dam ... ....
The identity of the target remains a point of speculation in the media ... Read more Three killed in Israeli airstrikes, Syria says ... It cited reports in Arabic-language media, which claimed that on August 7, Iranian and Lebanese military advisers were killed by an explosion at a camp controlled by Yemeni Houthi rebels ... .
Arabic is Algeria's most widely spoken language and French is currently introduced to pupils aged nine ... To compensate for the lack of classical Arabic speakers, Algeria swiftly imported thousands of language teachers from Egypt and Iraq, who at times culturally clashed with Algerians.Story continues.
by Nura Ahmed. On Aug ... Abobakkr was texting in Arabic with a friend who was not on the flight. Another passenger, who did not speak or read Arabic, was snooping as Abobakkr texted. Seeing the Arabic language made this passenger upset, and they complained to Alaska Airlines personnel, writes CAIR-WAs press release ... .
In fact, in the case of historic names, many were originally adapted from the Arabic language, reflecting the role of Arab culture in astronomy, such as Delta Corvi (known as Algorab, which is derived from the Arabic word al ghourab – the crow).
YERUSHALAYIM —. IDFChief of StaffAviv Kochavi revealed Thursday that the IDF carried out a strike on an unnamed country during the recent round of fighting in the Gaza Strip earlier this month ... “If there is no operation, then there is defense ... However, Arabic-language media reports have said that on Aug ... .
The matter of youth is especially important for Kaplan, as she believes that from the beginning Israelis grow up in separate communities, do not know each other, and literally do not speak each other's languages. Every Israeli child should study Arabic, and every child from the Arab sector should finish high school knowing Hebrew, Kaplan said ... .