North Syrian Arabic

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North Syrian Arabic (Arabic: اللهجة السورية الشمالية‎‎ / ALA-LC: al-lahjat as-Sūriyat ash-Shamāliyah) is the variety of Arabic spoken in northern Syria. This dialect is spoken mainly in the region of Aleppo. It is a variant of Levantine Arabic. Lebanon's most northern city of Tripoli also has an accent very similar to that found in Aleppo.[citation needed]


  • A. Sabuni, Laut- und Formenlehre des Arabischen Dialekts von Aleppo, Heidelberger orientalistische Studien band 2 (Frankfurt am Main, 1980)
  • A. Barthelemy, Dictionnaire Arabe-Français. Dialectes de Syrie: Alep, Damas, Liban, Jérusalem (Paris, 1935)