THE EVOLUTION OF ARABIC LANGUAGE-NOOF

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    Even in this area, there isn't very much water, and so people built huge earthen dams across the streams to store up water for irrigation.

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    But from what we do know, it is clear that these people had a thriving early civilization.

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    People seem to have lived in the Arabian peninsula from a very early date, perhaps crossing over the Sinai from Egypt.

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    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    We know that they also built big palaces, though not very much is left of their palaces now.
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    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    Until the time of Mohammed, in the 600's AD, Arabic was mainly spoken and not written. Still, there are some written records from the Arabian peninsula from before the 600's AD. These are called Sabataean. But they are only short inscriptions in stone.
  • Apr 7, 600

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    In the north and the east, most people did not settle down and farm, because there wasn't enough rain.
  • Apr 7, 700

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    Instead, they became shepherds, and herded sheep all around the peninsula, going from one grassy place where there was water to another. Mostly these people rode donkeys
  • Apr 7, 800

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    Because they were always travelling around with their sheep, many of these shepherds also became involved in trade.
  • Apr 7, 900

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    People from Egypt and Syria always wanted to buy things from India, and people from India always wanted to buy things from West Asia, so there was always trade going on.
  • Apr 7, 900

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    People from Egypt and Syria always wanted to buy things from India, and people from India always wanted to buy things from West Asia, so there was always trade going on.
  • Apr 7, 1000

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

  • Apr 6, 1100

    The language is considered a semantic language, a subset of the earlier proto-Semitic language, and is placed in the Afro-Asiatic group of world languages

  • Apr 7, 1200

    History of ARABIC LANGUGE

    Saudi Arabia, Yemen, S.Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Moroc.
  • Apr 6, 1300

    This form of the language is the general form used for all Arabic speaking people for universal understanding.

  • Apr 7, 1300

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

  • Apr 6, 1400

    History ofARABIC LANGUAGE

    There are three different forms of Arabic known to man. The first is Classical, also known as Qur'anical, Arabic and is only found in religious writings, specifically the Qur'an.
  • Apr 7, 1400

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

  • Apr 7, 1400

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    Arabic written from right to left (good if you are left handed!). The alphabet contains 28 letters mainly consonants - vowel signs are indicated by marks above or below the letters. The same script is used for Persian, Pashto Urdu and Sindhi
  • Apr 7, 1500

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    Arabic, the language of over 100 million Arabs, has existed without major change since the 7thCentury A.D. and the continuous literary output during this period is one of the greatest achievements of civilised man.
  • Apr 7, 1500

    History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    During the 7th Century A.D., the language we now call Arabic was a dialect spoken mainly by the nomadic Bedouin pastoralists in the North Arabian Desert. Filled with the zeal of their new faith, the Bedouins began to conquer the neighbouring lands, taking their language with them.
  • History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    During the 7th Century A.D., the language we now call Arabic was a dialect spoken mainly by the nomadic Bedouin pastoralists in the North Arabian Desert. Filled with the zeal of their new faith, the Bedouins began to conquer the neighbouring lands, taking their language with them.
  • History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    Between A.D. 622 and 1500 Arabic was spoken as far east as Indonesia and as far west as Portugal having already supplanted almost all of the previous languages of Iraq, Syria, Egypt and North Africa
  • History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    By AD 750, the Islamic Empire included countries such as present day Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, The Yemen Republics, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.
  • History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    By AD 1500 Arabic, together with Islam, had penetrated areas as diverse as Portugal, Spain, Northern India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Persia, Turkey, the Balkans, Zanzibar, the East African Coast and Madagascar.
  • The Arabic language has documented origins dating back to the 4th century; however, its popularity heightened in the 7th century when it became the official language of the Qur'an.

  • Though scholars argue over the exact geographic origin of the language, Arabic is believed to have originated from the Mediterranean Basin area, specifically in and around coastal areas.

  • The south-western part of the Arabian peninsula gets more rain than the north or the east, and so people began farming there more than in the other areas.

  • Arabic is in the Semitic language group, which seems to have originated somewhere near modern Syria, and to have spread from there through Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan down to the Arabian peninsula

  • After the Islamic conquests of the late 600's AD, people soon began to speak Arabic all over the Islamic Empire, from Afghanistan to Spain, and people speak Arabic in even more places today (though not in Spain). By 1000 AD, people spoke Arabic in India

  • Many people began to write in Arabic. Among the first things to be written was the Koran, but soon many scientific texts and medical books and math books were written in Arabic, and also stories like the Arabian Nights or the story of Aladdin.

  • There were many Arab historians, geographers, philosophers, and poets. Also, in the eastern part of the Islamic Empire, many people spoke and wrote in Persian (an Indo-European language). One famous Persian story, written about 1000 AD, is the story of So

  • History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    The Queen of Sheba who is mentioned in the Bible as having visited King Solomon in the 900's BC was probably the ruler of a kingdom in this area.
  • Next is Formal or Modern Standard Arabic.

  • History of ARABIC LANGUAGE

    Some of this trade went by sea, from India around the Arabian peninsula and then up the Red Sea, but other times traders crossed the Arabian peninsula with caravans of donkeys.
  • We don't know as much about these people as we would like to, because not very much archaeology has been done yet in the Arabian peninsula (modern Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates).

  • This is the form of the language mostly seen in media outlets such as TV news reports, newspapers and books.