Arabic, Hijazi Spoken

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A language of Saudi Arabia

Alternate Names
Hejazi Arabic, West Arabian Colloquial Arabic
Population

L1 users: 14,100,000 (2011 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 14,131,700.

Location

Al Bahah, Al Madinah al Munawwarah, ’Asir, Jazan, Makkah al Munawwarah, and Tabuk provinces; entire Red Sea coast and inland.

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].

Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

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