There are three distinct areas in Turkey where Arabic dialects are spoken:
The coastal region of the Eastern Mediterranean from Hatay (Antakya) to Mersin and Adana; all the Arabic dialects spoken in this region are linguistically part of the Syrian Arabic dialect area (Cilician Arabic).
Parts of Urfa province which are close to the Syrian border; the dialects spoken in this region are a continuation of the Bedouin dialects of the Syrian desert.
Eastern Anatolia, an area compri…
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Otto O. Jastrow,
“Anatolian Arabic”, in:
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong.
Consulted online on 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0015>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831