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.
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.
Palestinian Arabic is a native…