Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken
[avl] Widespread but especially east. 700,000 in Jordan. Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Bedawi Dialects: Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic, North Levantine Bedawi Arabic, South Levantine Bedawi Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: The language of Jordan before Palestinian refugees arrived. Remains the language of the army. Muslim (Sunni), Christian.
Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
[ajp] 3,500,000 in Jordan (1996). Population total all countries: 6,466,000. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian, South Levantine Arabic Dialects: Fellahi, Madani. Village to village difference of which speakers are aware. Newly emerging urban standard dialect based on Amman. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Muslim, Christian.
Jordanian Sign Language