Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Arabic and minority languages

In addition to Arabic, the following languages (in order of number of speakers) are spoken in Syria (see Map 1). Kurdish is spoken on the northern border with Turkey, the main areas being to the northwest of Aleppo and in the northeast in the Qāmišli area. Approximately one hundred thousand Kurds from Turkey live in northe…

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Peter Behnstedt, “Syria”, 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_0330>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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