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Palestinian Arabic
(6,392 words)

This entry describes Palestinian colloquial Arabic: its phonemic system, prosody, phonotactics, morphophonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and lexicon. The description is based on the documentation of a sizeble body of literature since the early 1900s.

1. General

1.1 Area

Palestinian Arabic is spoken in Palestine (Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip; see Map 1). As more than 50 percent of Palestinians live elsewhere, it is also spoken around the world.

1.2 Speakers

Palestinian Arabic is a native…

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Kimary N. Shahin, “Palestinian Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0247>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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