Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard and Rudolf de Jong

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.

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see Muštarak
Date: 2018-04-01

Horn of Africa

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Author(s): Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle
While Arabic is the native language of only a small minority of the citizens of Eritrea and Djibouti (Djibouti/Eritrea), it is nevertheless used as a trade language by almost everyone. The multilingualism in these two countries (three national languages in Djibouti, ten in Eritrea) has favored the development of Arabic as a lingua franca. This is the situation in Djibouti and in the lowland coastal region of Eritrea, including the islands such as the Dahlak archipelago, together with a part of t…
Date: 2018-04-01