Arabic
languages and dialects
Distribution of Arabic
                    (green) as
                   sole official
                     language
      ...
Who?
Colloquial vs. Formal
• Arabic in its native environment typically
  occurs in a "diglossic" situation, meaning
  that nat...
Illiteracy
Literacy rates
Dialects
Egyptian Hollywood?

• Egyptian Arabic (Egypt) Considered the
  most widely understood and used "second
  dialect" ;
• med...
•     The Largest number of arabs lived in New york City
•   Arabs were 30% of the population in Dearborn, Michigan
Lebanese in the USA
• Lebanese immigrants are
  largest subgroup of
  Arabic speaking
  immigrants in America.
• Approxima...
Conclusion
• Egyptian arabic is spoken and understood
  by most arabs;
• In the United States the most spoken
  arabic dia...
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  • Arabic

    1. 1. Arabic languages and dialects
    2. 2. Distribution of Arabic (green) as sole official language (blue) one of several official or national languages .
    3. 3. Who?
    4. 4. Colloquial vs. Formal • Arabic in its native environment typically occurs in a "diglossic" situation, meaning that native speakers learn and use two substantially different language forms in different aspects of their lives; • it is very difficult to find a situation where one type is used exclusively;
    5. 5. Illiteracy
    6. 6. Literacy rates
    7. 7. Dialects
    8. 8. Egyptian Hollywood? • Egyptian Arabic (Egypt) Considered the most widely understood and used "second dialect" ; • media language of the Arabic countries.
    9. 9. • The Largest number of arabs lived in New york City • Arabs were 30% of the population in Dearborn, Michigan
    10. 10. Lebanese in the USA • Lebanese immigrants are largest subgroup of Arabic speaking immigrants in America. • Approximately one-third of persons reporting Arab ancestry were Lebanese
    11. 11. Conclusion • Egyptian arabic is spoken and understood by most arabs; • In the United States the most spoken arabic dialect is Lebanese; • However, Lebanese and Egyptian are not too different from each other;

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