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Arabic, Najdi Spoken

A language of Saudi Arabia

ISO 639-3: ars

Population 8,000,000 in Saudi Arabia. Population total all countries: 9,863,520.
Region Also spoken in Canada, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, USA.
Dialects North Najdi (Shammari, Bani Khaalid, Dafiir), Central Najdi (Rwala, Haayil, Al-Qasiim, Sudair, Riyadh, Hofuf, Biishah, Najraan, Wild `Ali, `Awaazim, Rashaayda, Mutair, `Utaiba, `Ajmaan), South Anjdi (Aal Murrah, Najran). Some dialects are spoken by Bedouins.
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
Comments SVO. Muslim.

Also spoken in:

Iraq

Language name   Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Population 900,000 in Iraq.
Region Central Najdi is spoken by Bedouin in the western desert, North Najdi by Bedouin in the south between the rivers up to the Syrian border.
Dialects North Najdi (Shammar), Central Najdi.
   

Jordan

Language name   Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Population 50,000 in Jordan.
Region Far eastern Jordan.
   

Syria

Language name   Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Population 500,000 in Syria. Population includes 100,000 North Najdi, 100,000 Central Najdi (1995).
Region Syrian desert.
Alternate names   Bedawi
Language use Spoken by Bedouins.