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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 Arabicized internal voweling (nawkaruz) as well as the addition of the glottal stop in al-Khawra' represent yet another layer of mixing between the two languages.
(3) Arabicized economic development first appeared in Lonnet (2009).
As early as the tenth century in the Kingdom of Leon in northern Spain, monks and military men who had become "Arabicized" secured responsible positions in the church hierarchy and civil government.
Nor was this process one-way; Arabic was localized even as local languages were Arabicized (vocabulary, grammar, and syntax altered).
was perhaps the most irresponsible of all: according to writers and journalists who knew him personally, 'Abdu did not really translate but Arabicized what he read.
Spanish Christians lived in this culture, and with Muslims, Mozarabs, and Arabicized Jewish communities.
She now sells her Marie Louis Bishara in several stores in Egypt, and also sells overseas under the more Arabicized name of Marie Bishara.
According to Human Right Watch, from the 1991 Gulf War until 2003, the former Iraqi government systematically expelled an estimated 120,000 Kurds and some Turkmen and Assyrians from Kirkuk and other towns and villages in this oil-rich region.Since the fall of Saddam's regime in 2003, thousands of displaced Kurdish families and others returned to Kirkuk and other Arabicized regions to reclaim their homes and lands, which were and are occupied by Arabs from central and southern Iraq.
Jewish settlement in Saada could be as old as the Torah, where Saada and Sanaa, the rabbi says, are mentioned in their Judaic names, respectively "Diglo" and "Ozol," or the Arabicized "Azal."
(31) To accommodate this influx of foreign terms into the language, these scholars established three basic rules to guide them: 1) if a term had an Arabic equivalent, then the Arabic term was used; 2) if no equivalent Arabic term existed, the word was Arabicized by imbuing it with certain morphological characteristics; and 3) if neither of these two options proved effective, then the term was transliterated and left with its foreign attributes.
Since North Africa was slowly Arabicized over many centuries, the Arabic language became the lingua franca and this resulted in it being viewed as an extension of the Arab world.