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Algerian Arabic

Algerian Arabic is a tautogram (all words start with the same letter). View more tautograms!

Definition of the noun Algerian Arabic

What does Algerian Arabic mean as a name of something?

proper noun

  1. The form of the Arabic language spoken in Algeria

Explanation

Algerian Arabic is a variety of Arabic spoken across much of Algeria. Like other varieties of Maghrebi Arabic, as elsewhere, spoken Arabic differs from written Arabic; Algerian Arabic has a vocabulary mostly Arabic with significant Berber language substrates, and numerous loanwords from French and Spanish.

  • also known as Algerian; Arabic, Algerian Spoken

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Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

Although Ridā ūū is credited with producing the first Algerian Arabic novel, Ghādat umm alqurā (The Maid of the City) in 1947, the first Arabic texts of the postindependence period follow an already welldeveloped modern Algerian novel written ...

Google previewEtiquette and Taboos around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs (2017)

by Victoria Williams Ph.D.

For example, Algerians may use Algerian Arabic, called derja, together with French, standard Arabic, ...

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