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Algerian Judeo-Arabic
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Algerian Judeo-Arabic, spoken and written by Algerian Jews, is part of the sedentary Maghrebi Neo-Judeo-Arabic dialect ensemble, that are classified either as pre-Hilālī or non-Hilālī urban Arabic dialects. Various levels of dialectal differences between Jewish and Muslim dialects are documented throughout the Arabic-speaking world. In some cases, the differences between these dialects are major. This is the case in Oran (Wahrān) and some smaller Algerian towns near the capital Algiers, where the Jew…

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Ofra Tirosh-Becker, “Algerian Judeo-Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_000873>
First published online: 2022

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