Arabic, South Levantine Spoken


A language of Jordan

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

5,200,000 (2016). Total users in all countries: 11,480,500.


‘Ajlun, Al Balqa’, Al Karak, Al Mafraq, ‘Amman, Irbid, Jarash, and Madaba governorates.

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Language Status

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


Madani, Fellahi. There is a 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. Used as L2 by Domari [rmt].

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

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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