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Languages of Palestinian West Bank and Gaza

Palestinian West Bank and Gaza. 2,311,204. National or official language: Standard Arabic. Recognized by the United Nations during the interim period, based on the Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles of 1993. Also includes Armenian, Hebrew (200,000). Information mainly from W. Fischer and O. Jastrow 1980. The number of languages listed for Palestinian West Bank and Gaza is 6. Of those, 4 are living languages and 2 are extinct.

Living languages

Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken

[avl] 10,000 in Palestinian West Bank and Gaza (1996). Judean desert and along the Jordan River. Alternate names: Bedawi.  Dialects: South Levantine Bedawi Arabic, North Levantine Bedawi Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic.  Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic 
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Arabic, South Levantine Spoken

[ajp] 1,600,000 in Palestinian West Bank and Gaza (1996).  Alternate names: Bedawi.  Dialects: Madani, Fellahi.  Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic 
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Arabic, Standard

[arb]  Middle East, North Africa. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic 
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Domari

[rmt] 2,000 in Palestinian West Bank and Gaza (1997). Population includes Israel. Gaza and Bir Zeit near Ramallah. Alternate names: Nawari, Dom, Near-Eastern Gypsy.  Dialects: Nawari.  Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Dom 
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Extinct languages

Samaritan

[smp] Extinct. Ethnic population: 620 (1999 H. Mutzafi). West bank near Nablus and in Tel Aviv, Israel. Also spoken in Israel. Alternate names: Samaritan Hebrew.  Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Canaanite 
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Samaritan Aramaic

[sam] Extinct. Ethnic population: 620 (1999 H. Mutzafi). West Bank near Nablus and in Tel Aviv, Israel. Also spoken in Israel. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, Aramaic, Western 
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