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Baghdad Arabic
(5,340 words)

1. Introduction

1.1 Baghdad, the capital and the seat of government and financial operations, is situated on the river Tigris in the center of Iraq. In 2003 it was estimated that its population exceeded five million inhabitants, 60 percent of whom are Shiʿi. The rest are mainly Sunni, with a Christian minority comprising Chaldean Catholics, Assyrians (Orthodox and Catholics), and a small number of Greek Catholics and Protestants. The numbe…

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Farida Abu-Haidar, “Baghdad Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 20 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0033>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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