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Arabic, South Levantine Spoken

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian, South Levantine Arabic; Also, in Israel: Levantine, Palestanian-Jordanian Arabic; in Palestine: Bedawi
  • Dialects: Fellahi, Madani
  • Scriptures published: Portions (1940--1973)
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Jordan
  • Also used in: Argentina, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Gaza Strip, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic
  • Religion: Muslim, Christian
  • Status: De facto language of national identity in Israel; De facto national working language in Jordan
  • Number of users: 6,466,000 (3,500,000; 910,000; 1,600,000)
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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