ARABIC LANGUAGE ACQUISITION WORLDWIDE
WE OFFER ARABIC LANGUAGE TRAINING, COURSES & CULTURAL IMMERSION IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
:: ARABIC language acquisition in BAHRAIN
:: ARABIC language acquisition in JORDAN
:: ARABIC language acquisition in ISRAEL
:: ARABIC language acquisition in KUWAIT
:: ARABIC language acquisition in LEBANON
:: ARABIC language acquisition in OMAN
:: ARABIC language acquisition in QATAR
:: ARABIC language acquisition in SAUDI ARABIA
:: ARABIC language acquisition in SYRIA
:: ARABIC language acquisition in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
:: ARABIC language acquisition in YEMEN
:: ARABIC language acquisition in EGYPT
:: ARABIC language acquisition in MOROCCO
:: ARABIC language acquisition in TUNISIA
:: ARABIC language acquisition in SENEGAL
:: ARABIC language acquisition in UNITED KINGDOM
:: ARABIC language acquisition in CANADA
:: ARABIC language acquisition in USA
Classical Arabic is the language of the Qur'an. Arabic is closely associated with the religion of Islam because the Quran is written in the language, which is nevertheless also spoken by Arab Christians, Mizrahi Jews and Iraqi Mandaeans.
Most of the world's Muslims do not speak Arabic as their native language but many can read the Quranic script and recite the Qur'an. Among Non-Arab Muslims, translations of the Qur'an are most often accompanied by the original text.
ARABIC DIALECTS & DESCENDANTS
Colloquial Arabic is a collective term for the spoken varieties of Arabic used throughout the Arab world, which differ radically from the literary language. The main dialectal division is between the North African dialects and those of the Middle East, followed by that between sedentary dialects and the much more conservative Bedouin dialects.
Speakers of some of these dialects are unable to converse with speakers of another dialect of Arabic. In particular, while Middle Easterners can generally understand one another, they often have trouble understanding North Africans (although the converse is not true, in part due to the popularity of Middle Eastern, especially Egyptian, films and other media).
The major dialect groups are:
Egyptian Arabic, spoken by around 80 million in Egypt. It is one of the most understood varieties of Arabic, due in large part to the widespread distribution of Egyptian films and television shows throughout the Arabic speaking world. Closely related varieties are also spoken in Sudan.
Maghrebi Arabic includes Moroccan Arabic, Algerian Arabic, Saharan Arabic, Tunisian Arabic, and Libyan Arabic, and is spoken by around 75 million North Africans in Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Niger, and western Egypt; it is often difficult for speakers of Middle Eastern Arabic varieties to understand. The Berber influence in these dialects varies in degree.
Levantine Arabic includes North Levantine Arabic, South Levantine Arabic, and Cypriot Arabic. It is spoken by almost 35 million people in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, The Palestinian territories, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey. It is also called Mediterranean Arabic.
Iraqi Arabic, spoken by about 29 million people, with significant differences between the Arabian-like dialects of the south and the more conservative dialects of the north. Closely related varieties are also spoken in Iran, Syria, and Turkey.
North Mesopotamian Arabic
Spoken by around 7 million people in northern Iraq, northern Syria and southern Turkey.
Gulf Arabic (Khaliji Arabic), spoken by around 4 million people in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait.
Other varieties include:
Yemeni Arabic, spoken in Yemen, southern Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Somalia.
Sudanese Arabic (19 million speakers), spoken in Sudan
Najdi Arabic (9.9 million speakers), spoken in Nejd, central Saudi Arabia
Hejazi Arabic (6 million speakers), spoken in Hejaz, western Saudi Arabia
Hassaniya Arabic (2,8 million speakers), spoken in Mauritania, some parts of Mali and Western Sahara
Shuwa Arabic (900,000 speakers), spoken in Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Sudan
Bahrani Arabic (310,000 speakers), spoken by Bahrani Shia in Bahrain, where it exhibits some differences from Bahraini Arabic. It is also spoken to a lesser extent in Oman.
Central Asian Arabic, spoken in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, is highly endangered.