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Uzbekistan Arabic
(6,714 words)

1. General

1.1 History: Origin of the Arab minority in Uzbekistan

The Central Asian Arabs settled in the area of the Khanat Bukhara and the northern plains of Afghanistan-Turkistan. There are different theories about their origin. Barfield (1981:3–4) considers two possibilities. Either their origin goes back to the Islamization of Uzbekistan at the beginning of the 8th century (see also Karmysheva 1964:272; Akiner 1983:366), or Tamerlane settled the Arabs in Central Asia in 1401 after his conquests in…

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Gerit Zimmermann, “Uzbekistan Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0363>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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