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Jordanian Arabic (Amman)
(7,073 words)

Jordan is the southernmost country of Bilād aš-Šam, and, like the other countries in the region, it came to exist as a separate political entity after the dismantlement of the Ottoman Empire. This part of the region had been the poorest in terms of natural and human resources, and it lacked large urban centers that could act as cultural and linguistic focal points for the local population. Throughout the first half of the 20th …

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Enam Al-Wer, “Jordanian Arabic (Amman)”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0065>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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