Anatolian Arabic
(5,536 words)

1. General

There are three distinct areas in Turkey where Arabic dialects are spoken:

i.
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).
ii.
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.
iii.
Eastern Anatolia, an area compri…

Cite this page
Otto O. Jastrow, “Anatolian Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 19 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0015>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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