Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Arabic in Ethiopia

Since ancient times Arabic has played an important role in the social and literary life of Ethiopia. The geographic proximity between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula has encouraged cultural and linguistic contacts between the two sides of the Red Sea. As a result, the Arabic language has had a considerable influence on the languages and literature of Ethiopia. …

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Andreas Wetter, “Ethiopia”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0009>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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