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Nabaṭī Poetry, Language of
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1. Introduction: what is nabaṭī poetry?

Nabaṭī poetry is the traditional oral poetry of inner Arabia. The term “nabaṭī”, whose first attested use is in the 13th century CE (Sowayan 2000:68), is not to be taken literally. It seems originally to have been a transferred epithet applied to the language of Bedouin poetr…

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Clive Holes, “Nabaṭī Poetry, Language of”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_000031>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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