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Najdi Arabic
(4,547 words)

1. General

This entry provides a description of the Arabic dialect of Najd in Central Arabia. Because this is a large area, showing considerable linguistic diversity, the description is based on the dialect of Sudayr in the central area, mentioning variation in the northern and southern areas where relevant.

1.1 Area

Geographically, the Najdi dialects span the following regions:

The speech of the sedentary population of the areas of Central Najd and of Qaṣīm and Jabal Šammar to the no…

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Bruce Ingham, “Najdi Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0224>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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