Berber Loanwords
(3,918 words)

This entry deals with contact between Berber and Arabic, the two major languages used in Morocco, and in the rest of North Africa, with a wide array of language variation. First, an overview is given of the history and sociolinguistic situation of the languages involved. Then a closer look is taken …

Cite this page
Abderrahman El Aissati, “Berber Loanwords”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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