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Creole Arabic
(4,850 words)

1. Arabic-based creoles

Arabic-based pidgins and creoles have two profiles. The better-attested one consists of a range of varieties, more or less closely related historically, spoken, or once spoken, in the central and east African countries of the Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and Chad. In this area the varieties are no older than about 150 year…

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Jonathan Owens, “Creole Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0074>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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