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Northwest Arabian Arabic
(6,059 words)

Northwest Arabian Arabic is a group of dialects spoken by the Bedouin population of the Sinai Peninsula, the Negev, southern Jordan, and the northwestern corner of Saudi Arabia, an area virtually identical with Arabia Petraea with its eastern and southern extensions. Culturally, the area is relatively homogeneous, representing Bedouin culture of seminomadic,…

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Heikki Palva, “Northwest Arabian Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0233>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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