World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Peninsular Arabic

Article Id: WHEBN0033827331
Reproduction Date:

Title: Peninsular Arabic  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Varieties of Arabic, Hejazi Arabic, Arabic, Dhofari Arabic, Omani Arabic
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Peninsular Arabic

Peninsular Arabic
Southern Arabic
Geographic
distribution:
Arabian Peninsula
Linguistic classification: Afro-Asiatic
Glottolog: arab1393[1]

Peninsular Arabic, or Southern Arabic, is the varieties of Arabic spoken throughout the Arabian Peninsula. This includes the countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq and Jordan.

As this area is the homeland of the Arabic language, it is common to expect the language spoken there to be closer to Classical Arabic. This is not the case. Although these dialects may have retained archaic features such as the conservation of nunation for indeterminate nouns, they are as divergent from Classical Arabic as other dialects may be (or sometimes even more divergent).

Varieties

An overview of the different Arabic varieties

The following varieties

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.