Arabic, South Levantine Spoken

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A language of Jordan

Alternate Names
Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian, South Levantine Arabic
Population

3,590,000 in Jordan (2013). Total users in all countries: 6,798,000.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.

Dialects

Madani, Fellahi. Village to village difference of which speakers are aware. Newly emerging urban standard dialect based on Amman. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

Language Use

Drama.

Language Development
Radio programs. TV. Bible portions: 1940–1973.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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