Arabic, South Levantine Spoken

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A language of Jordan

Alternate Names
Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian, South Levantine Arabic
Population

3,500,000 in Jordan (1996). Population total all countries: 6,200,000.

Location

Also in Argentina, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Libya, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Syria.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Fellahi, Madani. Village to village difference of which speakers are aware. Newly emerging urban standard dialect based on Amman.

Language Use

Drama.

Language Development
Radio programs. TV. Bible portions: 1940–1973.
Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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