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Salt, Dialect of
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1. Introduction

The city of Salt is located 25 kilometers northwest of Amman, the capital of Jordan, and has around 71,100 inhabitants. Until recently, it was the biggest town on the eastern bank of the Jordan River; things started to change when Amman became the capital of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Since Amman had no indigenous population, the dialect spoken in Salt can be rightly considered a …

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Bruno Herin, “Salt, Dialect of”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_000024>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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