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Arabic: Semitic language
Arabic is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE. It is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living in the area bounded by Mesopotamia in the east and the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in Northwestern Arabia and in the Sinai Peninsula. The ISO assigns language codes to thirty varieties of Arabic, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, also referred to as Literary Arabic, which is modernized Classical Arabic. This distinction exists primarily among Western linguists; Arabic speakers themselves generally do not distinguish between Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic, but rather refer to both as al-ʿarabiyyatu l-fuṣḥā or simply al-fuṣḥā (اَلْفُصْحَىٰ).


Building a mega reef in the Gulf of Oman [Video]

Building a mega reef in the Gulf of Oman

In the Gulf of Oman, a group of local divers cut coral freshly removed from the reef into several pieces to be replanted in the waters below.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world [Video]

UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world

UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:30Published
Jordanian boxers throw punches on their rooftop in preparation for Olympics [Video]

Jordanian boxers throw punches on their rooftop in preparation for Olympics

Jordanian brothers and boxing buddies Hussein and Zeyad Ashish spend their time throwing punches on their rooftop during the COVID-19 lockdown as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:26Published

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