- Arabic-based creole languages
An Arabic-based creole language, or simply Arabic creole is a
creole languagewhich was significantly influenced by the Arabic language.
The main Arabic creoles are:
*Nubi: An Arabic-based creole spoken by descendants of
Sudanese soldiers mainly in Kenyaand Uganda, formed in the nineteenth century from a Sudanese Arabic-based pidgin used for intercommunication among Southern Sudanese ethnic groups.
Babalia Creole Arabic: A Shuwa Arabic-based creole spoken in 23 villages of the Chari-Baguirmi Prefecturein southwestern Chad; the substrate language was Berakou.
Arwi: An extinct Arabic-based creole spoken by Sri Lankan Moorsand Muslims in South India. The language is a fusion of Semitic Arabic and Dravidian Tamil which is written in a modified Arabic script. Although it is extinct as a spoken language, Arwiis still used for religious purposes in Sri Lanka.
Varieties of Arabic
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