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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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Mahmoud Mohieldin, he talked about the bank's initiative to deal with the Arab countries as a one entity, noting that the previous dealing with the Arab counries in a bilateral way did not reflect the endeavors made by these countries toward economic, investment and trade cooperation.Finally, he said that the bank's initiative includes three main components, namely subsidizing the infrastructure projects including road and railway construction, then the Arab joint power grid in addition to projects aiming to facilitate intra-Arab trade, Arab ports linkage and integrating the Arab Web networks and Arabicizing their content.
The area around the city itself was named Al-Ta'mim (nationalization), and its boundaries were redrawn to give an Arab majority." From then on, securing the oilfields of Kirkuk and surrounding areas continued behind policies of Arabicizing, and every subsequent Iraqi government followed that pattern, including the mass deportation of the Kurdish people from their ancestors' lands that was ordered by Saddam's regime from the late 1970s on.By the mid-1970s, the brutal Arabization campaigns of the Ba'ath Regime that seized power in 1968 embarked on a plan to alter the demographic makeup of the Kurdish city of Kirkuk and surrounding areas.
Where successful, Salafism in southern Thailand succeeded in substantially reforming Malay customary Islam, Arabicizing the religious lexicon and introduced attire such as the full-faced veil (niqab) for women.