Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken
[avl] Jericho and Al Aghwar, Jerusalem and Bethlehem governorates, Judean desert, Jordan river and Dead Sea area. 21,000 (2004 J. Leclerc). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Dialects: South Levantine Bedawi Arabic, North Levantine Bedawi Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Muslim.
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
[rmt] Jerusalem governorate; refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza. 1,400 (2004 J. Leclerc). Ethnic population: 2,000 (1997). Status: 8a (Moribund). 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.