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Arabic: Semitic language
Arabic is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE. It is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living in the area bounded by Mesopotamia in the east and the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in Northwestern Arabia and in the Sinai Peninsula. The ISO assigns language codes to thirty varieties of Arabic, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, also referred to as Literary Arabic, which is modernized Classical Arabic. This distinction exists primarily among Western linguists; Arabic speakers themselves generally do not distinguish between Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic, but rather refer to both as al-ʿarabiyyatu l-fuṣḥā or simply al-fuṣḥā (اَلْفُصْحَىٰ).

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Online university helps refugees achieve goals [Video]

Online university helps refugees achieve goals

Students in the Arab world, including refugees, who wish to advance their education no longer need to worry about a language barrier - thanks to a new Arabic programme offered by an online,..

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On board the historic Tel Aviv-Abu Dhabi flight [Video]

On board the historic Tel Aviv-Abu Dhabi flight

An El Al Boeing 737 carrying senior U.S. and Israeli aides made aviation history by cutting straight over Saudi territory en route to Abu Dhabi on Monday for normalisation talks. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Why is Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas considering learning Arabic? [Video]

Why is Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas considering learning Arabic?

Aged 18, Indian celebrity Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss World in the 2000 pageant. It was to mark the start of a glittering career which has since seen her act, sing, write and mentor young..

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UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world [Video]

UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world

UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world

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Drake Raps In Arabic In 'Only You Freestyle' [Video]

Drake Raps In Arabic In 'Only You Freestyle'

Drake and British rapper Headie One dropped "Only You Freestyle" earlier this week -- and, like all Drizzy's records, it immediately went viral. It started off simple enough, with Drake alluding to an..

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