Pre-Islamic Arabic
(7,353 words)

1. The sources for pre-Islamic Arabic

Pre-Islamic Arabic is the cover term for all varieties of Arabic spoken in the Arabian Peninsula until immediately after the Arab conquests in the 7th century C.E. Scholars disagree about the status of these…

Cite this page
Mohamed El-Sharkawy, “Pre-Islamic Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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