South Levantine Arabic

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South Levantine Arabic
اللهجة الشامية الجنوبية
Native toJordan, Palestine, Israel
Native speakers
11.6 million (2016)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Levantine Arabic Map.jpg
  South Levantine
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South Levantine (Arabic: اللهجة الشامية الجنوبية‎), a subdivision of Levantine Arabic, is spoken predominantly in Palestine, as well as in the western area of Jordan (in the ‘Ajlun, Al Balqa’, Al Karak, Al Mafraq, ‘Amman, Irbid, Jarash, and Madaba governorates).[2]

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  1. ^ "Arabic, South Levantine Spoken". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  2. ^ "Jordan and Syria". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-21.

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