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  The Arabic language
As the language of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, it is also widely used throughout the Muslim world.
Arabic words are constructed from three-letter "roots" which convey a basic idea.
Arabic has many regional dialects, and if you want to master one of these the only really effective way is to spend a few years in the place of your choice.
www.al-bab.com /arab/language/lang.htm   (639 words)

Arabic is used as the principle language in most countries covered by the Encyclopaedia of the Orient: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel (as one of the official languages), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Arabic also has a dimension of being a sacred language, as it is the only language from which the Koran is believed to be fully understood — all translations will reduce the quality of the revelations of God.
Arabic writing is an alphabetic script, based upon distinct characters, adjoined to other characters, which in most cases change their looks depending on where they stand in the word.
i-cias.com /e.o/arabic.htm   (744 words)

 Arabic Language Encyclopedia Article @ InnerMan.com (Inner Man)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arabic language (Arabic: اللغة العربية‎ ​ translit: al-lughah al-‘arabiyyah), or simply Arabic (Arabic: عربي‎ ​ translit: ‘arabī), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic.
Arabic has been a literary language since at least the 6th century and is the liturgical language of Islam.
Arabic is a major source of vocabulary for languages as diverse as Berber, Kurdish, Farsi, Swahili, Urdu, Hindi, Turkish, Malay, and Indonesian, as well as other languages in countries where these languages are spoken.
www.innerman.com /encyclopedia/Arabic_language   (3160 words)

 Transparent Language - Arabic Language Learning
Arabic belongs to the Semitic family of languages, and, like Hebrew, is written from right to left.
It is also the language of Islam, one of the world's major religions, and has a literary tradition that dates back to the days of Mohammed in the 7th century.
The Arabic alphabet consists of 28 letters that change shape depending on their position within a word and the letters by which they are surrounded.
www.learn-arabic-language-software.com /overview.htm   (692 words)

 The Arabic Language
Arabic and Hebrew are the only Semitic languages that are still used today both in their writing and speaking forms.
The Arabic language was developed in what is today Yemen and Saudi Arabia far before the birth of Christ (there is no evidence available as to how far back the development of any of the Semitic languages began).
The Arabic language was, and still is, easily capable of creating new words and terminology in order to adapt to the demands of new scientific and technological discoveries.
www.arabicbible.com /christian/arabic_language_hist.htm   (623 words)

Arabic is the official or co-official language of Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Mauritania, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
The use of language throughout the Arab world is characterized by diglossia, i.e., proficiency in a colloquial variety and in Modern Standard Arabic.
Arabic is a Category III language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/august/Arabic.html   (2010 words)

 Arabic Language Facts
The expressions Arabic and Classical Arabic usually refer to the pure Arabic language which is, according to Arabic speakers, both the language of present-day media across North Africa and the Middle East (from Morocco to Iraq) and the language of the Qur'an.
While Arabic is strongly associated with Islam (and is the language of salat), it is also spoken by Arab Christians, Oriental Jews, and indeed Iraqi Mandaeans; and, of course, the vast majority of the world's Muslims do not actually speak it; they only know some fixed phrases of Arabic, as used in Islamic prayer.
Arabic is a Semitic language, fairly closely related to, for instance, the Hebrew language and the Aramaic language.
www.languagehelpers.com /languagefacts/arabic.html   (664 words)

 Arabic Language
From the History to useful phrases, we're trying to offer a general overview about the language in order to give you a way to get started in Arabic learning.
We do NOT aim to write all about Arabic Language, it is almost impossible to achieve :-).
The Arabic literature is another interesting source of information, as well as Arabic slang, to know a little about how people speak in the streets.
www.arabic-language.org   (236 words)

 Egyptian Arabic Language Learning Online
He is fluent in spoken Egyptian Arabic and often teaches in Arabic on a wide variety of subjects.
Most language courses and computer programs that teach Arabic push the learner into all kinds of fun and interesting learning activities that do not work, because they are done before a proper foundation has been established.
When I first began to study Arabic intensively, I was blessed to have a great instructor who understood the powerful influence of vocabulary level on learning Arabic.
www.egyptianarabic.com   (3911 words)

 ► » Islam: Learn Arabic & Islam Online, Arabic Language Courses
The teaching format in the Arabic language classes emphasizes oral recitation at the beginning of each class to ensure comprehension, and verify that the material has been mastered before moving on.
Although the language of instruction is English, the texts employed are all studied in their original Arabic language.
Thus the emphasis in the initial 5 months is on mastering the fundamentals of Arabic grammar, Arabic morphology and Arabic vocabulary that is needed to understand the texts.
www.shariahprogram.ca   (726 words)

 Arabic Language, Alphabet, Grammar, Pronunciation, Learn to Speak Arabic Software
The Arabic language is spoken in more than 20 countries, from Morocco to Egypt and throughout the Arabian peninsula.
Transparent Language also offers information on more than 100 other languages.
If you have comments about this Arabic language learning site, Arabic software, or ways to learn Arabic, please contact us.
www.learn-arabic-language-software.com   (375 words)

 Arabic language learning materials
Knowledge of the Arabic script is necessary to get the most out of this course - the above course is designed to provide that knowledge.
- a course in the colloquial spoken Arabic of the Persian Gulf region and Saudi Arabia.
- an introduction to the colloquial Arabic of educated residents of Baghdad.
www.omniglot.com /books/language/arabic.htm   (629 words)

 Arabic translation you can trust   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Classical Arabic is the official language of all Arab countries and is the only form of Arabic taught in schools.
Modern Standard Arabic is the language used by the media across North Africa and the Middle East.
The first thing to remember is that Arabic is written and reads from right to left, letters are always joined to each other and can't be split across lines.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/arabic_translation.shtml   (732 words)

 Arabic Language - The Saudi Arabia Information Resource
Arabic is one of the Semitic group of languages, one of the oldest groups of languages in the world.
The precise origins of the Arabic language are unknown but it is certain that the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula were the first to use it in pre-Islamic times.
Arabic is the official language of many Arab nations in the Middle East and northern Africa, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia.
www.saudinf.com /main/r9.htm   (354 words)

 Arabic Language
Today, Arabic is a unifying bond among Arabs, and it is the liturgical language of Muslims in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Arabic has a very regular system of conjugating verbs and altering their stems to indicate variations on the basic meaning.
Arabic belongs to the Semitic branch of AFROASIATIC LANGUAGES and is the national language of about 250 million inhabitants of North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.
www.shazly.8m.com /arabic_language.html   (1117 words)

 Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Arabic belongs to the group of Semitic alphabetical scripts in which mainly the consonants are represented in writing, while the markings of vowels (using diacritics) is optional.
In Iran Arabic letters were used to write Farsi, with the addition of four letters to represent the phonetics that did not exist in Arabic: p, ch, zh, and g.
Although early Arabic sources mention several calligraphic styles in reference to the cities in which they were used, they generally fit into two broad categories with some minor variations, these are the "dry styles," the early predecessors of Kufic, and the "moist styles," the early predecessors of the cursive family or scripts.
www.sakkal.com /ArtArabicCalligraphy.html   (1979 words)

 Arabic language at AllExperts
Arabic has been a literary language since at least the 6th century and is the liturgical language of Islam.
Literary Arabic (translit: al-lughatu'l-‘arabīyyatu'l-fuā "the most eloquent Arabic language"), refers both to the language of present-day media across North Africa and the Middle East and to the language of the Qur'an.
Arabic is a major source of vocabulary for languages as diverse as Berber, Kurdish, Farsi, Swahili, Urdu, Hindi, Turkish, Malay, and Indonesian, as well as other languages in countries where these languages are spoken.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ar/arabic_language.htm   (2783 words)

 Arabic language and history by ALS International   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arabic, which is the native tongue of more than 200 million people worldwide, ranks 6th among the major languages of the world.
Arabic is the official language of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, and Yemen as well as one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
While the origins of the Semitic language family are currently in dispute among scholars, there is agreement that they flourished in the Mediterranean Basin area, especially in the Tigris-Euphrates river basin and in the coastal areas of the Levant.
www.alsintl.com /languages/arabic.htm   (891 words)

 The Arabic Language
The reason Arabic didn't change drastically from its most primitive forms is that Arabic society tended to remain centered in small groups.
It is a linguistic truth that languages that are spoken only by small groups change very little; languages that are spoken by large groups—especially when foreign speakers are constantly entering that society—change fairly quickly and often drastically.
The language is one of clarity, directness, and certainty—qualities that are hard to achieve in other languages.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ISLAM/ARABIYYA.HTM   (919 words)

 Learn Arabic, Arabic Windows, Arabic Office, Arabic Software, Arabic Dictionary, Arabic Translation, Arabic Keyboards, ...
Arabic is one of the world's major languages, spoken in a broad belt extending from the Arabian Peninsula across the Fertile Crescent and on to the Atlantic Ocean.
A Semitic language closely related to Hebrew, its use was confined to the Arabian Peninsula until the 7th century A.D. But the spectacular Islamic conquests of that century carried the language far beyond its original borders, and it supplanted almost all the previous languages of Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and North Africa.
The Arabic alphabet is believed to have evolved from that of an ancient people known as the Nabateans, but how, when, and where exactly it originated is still a matter of controversy.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Arabic.htm   (716 words)

 Arabic Language - MSN Encarta
Arabic Language, the language of written communication and of most formal, oral communication for speakers of Arabic dialects from Morocco to Iraq....
Languages Spoken by More Than 10 Million People
Egypt: Arabic language is not a foreign language…
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576546/Arabic_Language.html   (88 words)

 Arabic course Learn Arabic online Learn Arabic Lessons
Classical Arabic is the official form, which is structured on precise grammar, word derivation, and exact meanings.
This Arabic course is designed for non-native students who are eager to learn Arabic outside of a traditional classroom, restricted location, and pre-set schedule.
The basic Arabic course (The Standard Classical Arabic Course) is divided into three sections: the 32 Arabic Lessons (the core), which focus on grammar, word derivation, and structure of the sentences and clauses.
www.dalilusa.com /arabic_course   (1156 words)

 Arabic Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arabic, Syrian, lbree and Farsee and the preferable of the four is Arabic.
It has been said that The Arabic language is a balance, it needs neither increase nor decrease, is tastier than water, softer than soft air and if translated its meaning can be lost.
So it can be realized that Egypt is the magnet which all students of the Arabic language, Islamic ideology and history are attracted to Al Azhar Al Sherif which is the oldest Islamic faculty in the world.
www.teachingarabic.com /articles.htm   (368 words)

 Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since its establishment in 1982, the Arabic School at Middlebury has evolved to become the primary destination on the North American continent for students who wish to learn and live the Arabic language and culture in a relatively short period of time.
The Al-Kitaab textbook series which was developed and produced at the School is now the most widely used Arabic language textbook series in universities in the United States and abroad.
Arabic newspapers, magazines, television and websites will keep you up to date on current events around the world.
www.middlebury.edu /academics/ls/arabic   (700 words)

 Arabic Language
The Qur’an is one of the oldest surviving documents written in Arabic.
Some Arabic letters represent sounds that are written as two letters in English (“sh” and “th”, for example).
Arabic letters are connected to form words in a “cursive” style; there is no way of “printing” Arabic.
www.amideast.org /offices/kuwait/saud/arabic.htm   (335 words)

Language of written communication and of most formal, oral communication for speakers of Arabic dialects from Morocco to Iraq.
Among Muslims, Arabic is considered sacred since it is the language through which the Qur'an (Koran) is believed to have been revealed.
Estimated 200,000,000 people use Arabic (or one of its dialects) as their first language.
www.flw.com /languages/arabic.htm   (154 words)

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