ʿArab
(5,476 words)

The term Arab as a designation for groups of people in Arabia and adjacent areas is documented continuously from the middle of the 9th century B.C.E. until the present day. Its meaning has changed substantially during this period. Its original etymology is not clear but a suggestion will be presented below. This entry is based on an investigation of the documentation of Arabs…

Cite this page
Jan Retsö, “ʿArab”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0020>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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