South Levantine Arabic

South Levantine Arabic
اللهجة الشامي الجنوبية
Native to Jordan, Palestine
Native speakers
6.7 million (2016)[1]
Dialects
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ajp
Glottolog sout3123[2]

South Levantine (Arabic: اللهجة الشامي الجنوبية), a subdivision of Levantine Arabic, begins in the HaZafon district,[3] south of Lebanon, and is present in the Palestinian territories as well as in the western area of Jordan (in the ‘Ajlun, Al Balqa’, Al Karak, Al Mafraq, ‘Amman, Irbid, Jarash, and Madaba governorates).[4]

See also

References

  1. {{{ld1}}} at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "South Levantine Arabic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. "Arabic, South Levantine Spoken". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  4. "Jordan and Syria". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
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