Tajiki Arabic


Tajiki Arabic

Infobox Language
name=Tajiki Arabic
familycolor=Afro-Asiatic
states=Afghanistan, Tajikistan
speakers=6,000
fam2=Semitic
fam3=West Semitic
fam4=Central Semitic
fam5=South Central Semitic
fam6=Arabic
iso3=abh

Tajiki Arabic (also known as Jugari, Bukhara Arabic, Buxara Arabic, Tajiji Arabic, Balkh Arabic) is a variety of Arabic spoken by a few thousand people in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Language use is declining. There is no diglossia with Standard Arabic. It is a variety of Central Asian Arabic. [Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. "Ethnologue: Languages of the World". 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.]

ee also

* History of Arabs in Afghanistan

Notes

References

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=abh Ethnologue entry for Tajiki Arabic]

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