Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. The Arabic language

Tunisia's Constitution, promulgated after independence in 1956, establishes Arabic as the official language of Tunisia. However, what is meant by Arabic is not the spoken language but rather written Arabic. In this entry, the first questions to be dealt with are where this language comes from, and when and …

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Taieb Baccouche, “Tunisia”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0356>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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