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)
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Jordan
  • Also used in: Argentina, Israel, Kuwait, Gaza Strip, 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: 6,798,000 (3,500,000; 910,000; 1,600,000)
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)