Arabic, Hijazi Spoken

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A language of Saudi Arabia

Alternate Names
Hejazi Arabic, West Arabian Colloquial Arabic
Population

14,100,000 in Saudi Arabia (Leclerc 2011). Total users in all countries: 14,524,500.

Location

‘Asir, Bahah, Jizan, Madinah, Makkah, 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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