North Levantine Arabic
|North Levantine Arabic|
|اللهجة الشامي الشمال|
|Native to||Lebanon, Syria, Chukurova (Turkey)|
|24.2 million (2014-2015)|
North Levantine Arabic (Arabic: اللهجة الشامي الشمال) is a subdivision of Levantine Arabic. It stems from the north in Turkey, specifically in the coastal regions of the Adana, Hatay, and Mersin provinces, to Lebanon, passing through the Mediterranean coastal regions of Syria (the Al Ladhiqiyah and Tartus governorates) as well as the areas surrounding Aleppo and Damascus.
With over 24 million native speakers worldwide as of 2015, Northern Levantine Arabic is used for daily speech mainly in Lebanon and Syria, while most of the written and official documents and media use Modern Standard Arabic.
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