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Moroccan Judeo-Arabic
(14,312 words)

1. Introduction

Scholars working on the Judeo-Arabic dialects of Morocco classify and describe them all either as pre-Hilali or non-Hilali urban dialects, or simply as “sedentary” dialects. They were formed during the first phase of the Arabization of Morocco between the eighth and eleventh centuries (Marçais 1961:171–209; Lévy 1996; 2009:25–160; Aguade et al., 1998; Caubet 2000–2001). This occurred later than in al-An…

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Yossef Chetrit, “Moroccan Judeo-Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_000794>
First published online: 2017



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