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New Term: 20 April - 17 JulyIncluding one week final exams
*Arabic Culture Through Proverbs: with Samia Montasser T. 2-3
*Welcome to the new teacher Sameh Naggar who is replacing Mrs. Jalileh Atut for a few hours per week.
THE UNITED NATIONS
as a unifying factor than do the Arabs
Arabic is the key to understanding the Arabs, their culture, and their literature. It is considered the bond that unifies over 200 million native Arabic speakers residing in 22 countries that have declared Arabic as their official language.
Arabic is also used by more than a billion Muslims all over the world as their liturgical language, for it is the language in which the Qur'an was revealed.
Arabic belongs to the Semitic family of languages that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, as well as ancient Semitic languages. Some other languages have used the Arabic script: Hausa, Kashmiri, Kazak, Kurdish, Kyrghyz, Malay, Morisco, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tatar, Turkish, Uyghur, Urdu. However, a few of these have switched to Latin script.
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