Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken
[avl] Jericho and Al Aghwar, Jerusalem and Bethlehem governorates, Judean desert, Jordan river and Dead Sea area. L1 users: 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
[ajp] L1 users: 3,020,000 (2004 J. Leclerc). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Palestinian Arabic. Dialects: Madani, Fellahi. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Distinct from North Levantine (Lebanese-Syrian) Arabic [apc]. Muslim, Christian.
[rmt] Jerusalem governorate; refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza. L1 users: 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.
[smp] Nablus governorate. L1 users: No known L1 speakers. Ethnic population: 620 (1999 H. Mutzafi). Total users in all countries: none known. Status: 9 (Dormant). Alternate Names: Samaritan Hebrew, Shamerim. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Canaanite. Comments: Jewish.