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1. Arabic in Senegal

Senegal is a predominantly Muslim country of sub-Saharan Africa, situated on the west coast of Africa. It is bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea Bissau to the south. The Arabic language was introduced into Senegal as early as the 11th century C.E. with the southward s…

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Fiona Mc Laughlin, “Senegal”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0302>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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