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Khuzestan Arabic
(4,230 words)

1. General

The dialect of Khuzestan is of the Southern Mesopotamian or gilit type, to follow the terminology introduced by Haim Blanc. Specifically, it is similar to the dialect of the adjoining areas of Iraq, namely south of Kūt on the Tigris and Nāṣiriyyah on the Euphrates.

1.1 Area

Khuzestan is the area of southwestern Persia or Iran to the east of the Šaṭṭ al-ʿArab and generally up to the fringes of the Zagros Mountains. This area has been Arabic speaking from approximately the 17th century. The …

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Bruce Ingham, “Khuzestan Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0072>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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