Western Morocco Arabic

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Map showing Western Moroccan Arabic speaking areas (yellow)

Western Morocco Arabic, Western Moroccan Arabic or ʿAroubi Arabic is a dialectal continuum of Hilalian Arabic, mainly spoken in the plains of western (Doukkala, Abda, Tadla, Chaouia, Rhamna, Sraghna, Chiadma and Zaër) and central-western (Saïss, Gharb and pre-Rif) plains of Morocco.[1]

It can be divided into 3 regiolects : northern, central and southern.[2]

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  1. ^ M. El Himer, Zones linguistiques du Maroc arabophone : contacts et effets à Salé, in: Between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, Studies on Contemporary Arabic, 7th AIDA Conference, 2006, held in Vienna Archived 2015-04-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ M. El Himer, Variations linguistiques de l’arabe marocain: de la démarcation régionale à la neutralisation urbaine (unpublished) Archived 2015-04-13 at the Wayback Machine