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Arabic

the language of the Arabs, spoken in a variety of dialects; the official language of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. It is estimated to be the native language of some 75 million people throughout the world. It belongs to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages and has its own alphabet, which has been borrowed by certain other languages such as Urdu
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The word zindiq is the Arabicized form of the Middle Persian word zandik (followers of Zand).
75) Second, Mingana holds that the ra' became a waw when an arabicized form of qardu was misread, since the two Arabic letters are similar in early Arabic scripts (i.
Without specifying where (3) ultimately originated, he suggests that as far as Egypt is concerned (3) first was found in the western delta, perhaps introduced in the course of the thirteenth century, and was transferred in the fourteenth century to Upper Egypt (1998: 88) when the arabicized Berber tribe of the Hawwara, probably from eastern or central Libya, were exiled there (in 1380, Garcin 1976: 469).
7) for what is usually called Arabicized or "Oriental" Israeli Hebrew, whose characteristics include the voiced and voiceless pharyngeal fricatives (the former of which is mentioned on p.