Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken
[avl] Judean desert and along Jordan River. 10,000 in Palestine (1996). 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: Muslim (Sunni).
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
[rmt] Gaza and Bir Zeit near Ramallah. 2,000 in Palestine (1997). Israel. Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Nawari, Near-Eastern Gypsy Dialects: Nawari. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Dom Comments: Many loanwords from Arabic [arb], Kurdish, and some other Iranian languages. Muslim.
[smp] West Bank near Nablus, Tel Aviv, Israel. Also in Israel. No known L1 speakers in Palestine. Ethnic population: 620 (1999 H. Mutzafi). Status: 9 (Dormant). Alternate Names: Samaritan Hebrew Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Canaanite Comments: Jewish (Samaritan).