Educated Arabic
(3,167 words)

A higher, more formal register than the colloquial of primary discourses of familiarity among family and acquaintances;
A mix of literary and colloquial lexical items;
Absence of ʾiʿrāb, the markers of desinential inflection (case and mood).

Some scholars define Educated Arabic as the higher-regi…

Cite this page
Karin C. Ryding, “Educated Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 February 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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