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Arabic: Arabic

Information about Arabic culture, language, and literature

Arabic Word of the Day

Arabic Language Facts:

  • Spoken by 120 million people in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • There are two main types of Arabic:
    • Classical Arabic
    •  Modern Standard Arabic
  • Each Arabic speaking country or region has its own version of informal spoken Arabic 
  • Has 28 letters
  • Letters are written from right to left
  • Letters change depending on whether they appear at the beginning, middle, end or alone
  • Numerals are written left to right


Where do I Start?

  • Try searching Academic Search Complete to search for journal articles.
  • For books and DVDs, search HU Libraries Summons
  • Are you practicing speaking, listening, writing and reading in Arabic? Take a look at the Internet Sources page for useful websites.

Famous Places in the Arabic Speaking World

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