Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken

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A language of Iraq

Alternate Names
Arabic, Baghdadi, Furati, Iraqi Arabic, Mesopotamian Gelet Arabic, Mesopotamian Qeltu Arabic
Population

11,500,000 in Iraq. Population total all countries: 15,100,000.

Location

Tigris and Euphrates area.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.

Dialects

Anatolian Cluster, Euphrates Cluster, Tigris Cluster. Geographical and sectarian divisions correlate with Iraqi dialects. The vernacular standard based on Baghdad speech. Also Bedouin dialects. Nearly unintelligible to speakers of certain other vernacular Arabic varieties. Anatolian Cluster in Turkey. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

Typology

SVO.

Language Development
Radio programs. TV.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab].

Other Comments

Muslim (Shi’a), Christian, Jewish, Muslim (Sunni), Yezidi.

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