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Khartoum Arabic
(6,078 words)


1. General

1.1 Area, range

The dialect referred to in this article as Khartoum Arabic is spoken in Greater Khartoum (Khartoum, Khartoum North, and Omdurman) and in other urban areas of central Sudan, roughly to the towns of Atbara in the north, Sennar on the Blue Nile, and Kosti on the White Nile.

1.2 Speakers

Sudan is a multilingual country, with Arabs making up around 40 percent of the population. Khartoum Arabic is the prestige Arabic dialect and has several million native speake…

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James Dickins, “Khartoum Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0071>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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