Challenges of Arabic language education policies in the Arab world

Muhammad Amara

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Arabic is the official language in 23 countries in the Middle East (all except Turkey and Iran) and North Africa (Suleiman 1999). In four countries (Israel, Chad, Somalia, and Djibouti), Arabic is an official language alongside other languages. Outside the Middle East and North Africa, Arabic has a special status in Islamic countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia as the language of the Koran.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351377805
ISBN (Print)9781138783331
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 selection and editorial matter, Elabbas Benmamoun and Reem Bassiouney; individual chapters, the contributors.


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