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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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"Our aim is not just Arabicisation, but a new comprehensive system that puts our governmental schools at a world level and stops us from seeking other types of education," Shawqi, a university professor, said in a press statement.
Keywords: technical translation, Arabicisation, Arabic-expanding techniques, Microsoft Terminology Collection (MTC)
Sessions about the Urdu language consisted of the routine stuff: lamentation of the state of the language and how 'Arabicisation' has changed it.
The practical dimension of that early political stance continued to be manifested in a series of actions taken by the successive governments, including the expulsions of Christian missionaries in the 1960s vide the Missionary Act of 1962, and subsequent attempts to Islamise the national constitution; the introduction of Arabicisation and Islamisation among the non-Muslims and African communities in southern Sudan, Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile; the introduction of Islamic sharia Laws in Sudan in 1983; and declaration of jihad during the civil war in early 1990s, among others.
The conference will discuss all issues pertaining to the Arabic language, especially in the areas of education, sciences, arabicisation, translation, labour market, management, technology, industry, culture, media, art, tourism and others.