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Baghdad Arabic Jewish
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1. General

1.1 Speakers

Jewish Baghdad Arabic is the Arabic dialect spoken by the Jews of Baghdad and other towns of Lower Iraq. The dialects spoken by Jews in Upper Iraq, such as in ʿAna and Mosul, differ in some aspects from that of Baghdad. The Jews spoke Jewish Baghdadi at home and with members of their community, but with Muslims they used the Muslim dialect or Classical Arabic. Jewish Baghdadi was also used abroad, in Jewish B…

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Jacob Mansour, “Baghdad Arabic Jewish”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0034>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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