Arabic, Hijazi Spoken

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A language of Saudi Arabia

Alternate Names
Hijazi, West Arabian Colloquial Arabic
Population

6,000,000 in Saudi Arabia (1996). Total users in all countries: 6,031,700.

Location

Entire Red Sea coast and inland, Tabuk, Al Madinah, Makkah, Al Bahah, ’Asir and Jizan provinces.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

North Hijazi, South Hijazi, Valley Tihaamah, Coastal Tihaamah. North Hijazi has 4 subvarieties, South Hijazi has 16. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

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