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Palestinian Arabic

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Author(s): Kimary N. Shahin
This entry describes Palestinian colloquial Arabic: its phonemic system, prosody, phonotactics, morphophonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and lexicon. The description is based on the documentation of a sizeble body of literature since the early 1900s. 1. General 1.1 Area Palestinian Arabic is spoken in Palestine (Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip; see Map 1). As more than 50 percent of Palestinians live elsewhere, it is also spoken around the world. 1.2 Speakers Palestinian Arabic is a native language to approximately 8.5 million people. The lifestyles in the…
Date: 2019-03-25