What is Levantine Arabic


The levantine arabic (also called "Levantine Arabic" or "Levantine" for short) is the one in the Levant, i. H. Arabic colloquial language spoken in the countries of the eastern Mediterranean coast and their hinterland.

In addition to the division into North and South Levantine, a distinction is made between the following regional dialects, corresponding to today's states of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and the Palestinian autonomous regions:

The population of Arab origin in the Turkish province of Hatay speaks a northern Levantine dialect. Cypriot Arabic is also counted as Levantine Arabic by some linguists.[1]


  • Numbers. A bilingual picture dictionary for children. (German-Levantine Arabic) ISBN 978-1-9835-8176-2

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Levantine Arabic (Glottolog). Access date: March 26, 2018.

Categories:Arabic dialect | Levant

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