South Levantine Arabic

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South Levantine Arabic
اللهجة الشامية الجنوبية
Native toJordan, Palestine, Israel, Syria
Native speakers
11.6 million (2016)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3ajp
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  South Levantine
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South Levantine (Arabic: اللهجة الشامية الجنوبية‎), a subdivision of Levantine Arabic, is spoken in the Southern Levant, in areas such as the Palestinian Territories, Israel as well as in most of Jordan (in the ‘Ajlun, Al Balqa’, Al Karak, Al Mafraq, ‘Amman, Irbid, Jarash, and Madaba governorates).[2] It is also spoken in Southern Syria, particularly in the Hauran region of Daraa Governorate. [3]

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  1. ^ "Arabic, South Levantine Spoken". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  2. ^ "Jordan and Syria". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  3. ^ "Arabic - MultiTree". Retrieved 18 September 2021.

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