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Arabic languages

Arabic languages
Arabia, Arab world
Linguistic classification: Afro-Asiatic
Glottolog: arab1394[1]

The Arabic language family consists of

SIL Ethnologue unites Canaanite and Arabic in a South Central Semitic group together with Aramaic forming Central Semitic, but it is more common to unite Aramaic and Canaanite as Northwest Semitic.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Arabic languages". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Macdonald, M. C. A. (2000). "Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy" 11. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Macdonald, M. C. A. (2004). "Ancient North Arabian". In Woodard, Roger D. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Languages. Cambridge University Press. pp. 488–533.  


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