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Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken
[avl] West Bank, Jordan river and the Dead Sea. 10,000 in Palestine (1996). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Bedawi. Dialects: South Levantine Bedawi Arabic, North Levantine Bedawi Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Muslim.

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Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
[ajp] 1,600,000 in Palestine (1996). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Bedawi. Dialects: Madani, Fellahi. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Distinct from North Levantine (Lebanese-Syrian) Arabic [apc]. Muslim, Christian.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Domari
[rmt] Al-Quds Governorate, Jerusalem. Ethnic population: 2,000 (1997). Status: 8b (Nearly extinct). Alternate Names: Dom, Nawari, Near-Eastern Gypsy. Dialects: Nawari. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Intermediate Divisions, Western, Dom. Comments: Non-indigenous. Many loanwords from Arabic [arb], Kurdish, and some other Iranian languages. Muslim.

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Samaritan
[smp] Nablus Governorate. No known L1 speakers in Palestine. Ethnic population: 620 (1999 H. Mutzafi). Total users in all countries: NaN. Status: 9 (Dormant). Alternate Names: Samaritan Hebrew, Shamerim. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Canaanite. Comments: Jewish.

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Samaritan Aramaic
[sam] Nablus Governorate. No known L1 speakers in Palestine. Ethnic population: 620 (1999 H. Mutzafi). Total users in all countries: NaN. Status: 9 (Dormant). Alternate Names: Shamerim. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, Aramaic, Western.

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