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Arabic, North Levantine Spoken

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Lebanese-Syrian Arabic, Levantine Arabic, North Levantine Arabic, Syro-Lebanese Arabic; Also, in Lebanon: Lebanese-Syrian Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Syro-Lebanese Arabic; in Mali: Lebanese
  • Dialects: Beqaa Arabic, Druze Arabic, Iqlim-Al-Kharrub Sunni Arabic, Jdaideh Arabic, Metuali, Mount Lebanon Arabic, North Lebanese Arabic, North-Central Lebanese Arabic, Saida Sunni Arabic, Shii, South Lebanese Arabic, South-Central Lebanese Arabic, Standard Lebanese Arabic, Sunni Beiruti Arabic
  • Scriptures published: Portions (1973)
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Syrian Arab Republic
  • Region: Western Syria, Mediterranean coast; widespread
  • Also used in: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, French Guiana, Israel, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mali, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey
  • Religion: Druze, Jewish, Muslim, Christian
  • Status: De facto national working language in Lebanon; De facto national working language in Syria
  • Number of users: 14,761,540 (8,800,000; 3,900,000; 550)
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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