ARABIC ranks sixth in the world's league table of languages, with an estimated 186 million native speakers. As the language of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, it is also widely used throughout the Muslim world. It belongs to the Semitic group of languages which also includes Hebrew and Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia.There are many Arabic dialects. Classical Arabic the language of the Qur'an was originally the dialect of Mecca in what is now Saudi Arabia. An adapted form of this, known as Modern Standard Arabic, is used in books, newspapers, on television and radio, in the mosques, and in conversation between educated Arabs from different countries (for example at international conferences). Local dialects vary, and a Moroccan might have difficulty understanding an Iraqi, even though they speak the same language.

The Arabic language is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. It is spoken throughout the Arab world and is widely studied and known throughout the Islamic world. Classical Arabic has been a literary language since at least the 6th century and is the liturgical language of Islam. Because of its liturgical role, Arabic has lent many words to other Islamic languages, akin to the role Latin has in Western European languages. During the Middle Ages Arabic was also a major vehicle of culture, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy, with the result that many European languages have also borrowed numerous words from it. The Arabic script is written from right to left.

 

Noorliana Nadia Abu Bakar berasal dari Pulau Pinang, pelajar bahasa Arab saya di
UiTM Sabah. Berada semester 4 (pada masa sajak dideklamasikan) kursus Diploma
Pengurusan Perniagaan. Sajak yang disampaikan itu adalah sempena
Karnival Bahasa UiTM Sabah yang diadakan di Dewan Serbaguna
UiTM Sabah pada 1 April 2006. TAHNIAH!!

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Updated : Thursday, April 17, 2008

 

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