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Algiers Arabic
(5,498 words)

1. Generalities

1.1 Located in the center of the Algerian coast, Algiers, al-Jazāʾir, Algeria's capital, chief town of a wilāya, faces both the sea and its hinterland. It is organized into 15 communes and has 1,483,000 inhabitants. The incorporation of 28 suburban communes into Greater Algiers makes that agglomeration the second in the Maghreb after Casablanca; it is the first city in the country with 2,562,428 inhabitants out of an estimated…

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Aziza Boucherit, “Algiers Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0012>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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