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Jerusalem Arabic
(6,281 words)

1. General

Jerusalem Arabic is the colloquial Arabic dialect spoken in Jerusalem. It includes three communal subdialects of the Muslims, Christians, and Jews, although the differences among them are not large (Blanc 1960). Jerusalem Arabic is an urban dialect within the larger dialect area of aš-Šām, which extends from Syria to Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. The dialects of this region are part of the Eastern dialects within the Arabic-speaking world.

The number of Jerusalem's inhabitants is at pres…

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Judith Rosenhouse, “Jerusalem Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0063>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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