East Africa
(4,649 words)

1. Introduction

Much has been written on the history of Arabic, Arabs, and Islam in East Africa, their influence on the peoples, languages, and cultures of the region, and the status of Arabic and Islam there (Lodhi 1994a; Lodhi and Westerlund 1994 and 1999). Particular attention has been paid to the impact of Arabic on Swahili. A few recent publications deal with the question of the status of Arabic in East Afr…

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Abdul Aziz Y. Lodhi, “East Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0094>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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