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Antiochia Arabic
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1. General

1.1 Geographical area

Arabic in Antiochia is spoken by Sunnis, Alawis ( Nuṣayris), Christians, and by the Jewish community of the city of Antakya. Until 1999 a small Arabic-speaking community also existed in the city of Iskenderun. In the second half of the 20th century, many Arabs left Antiochia and settled in Europe, so that, for example, the Christian community of Yayladağ no longer exists.

All of the Alawites live in the Western part of the province of Antioch, west of a line from Iske…

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Werner Arnold, “Antiochia Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0018>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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