West Sudanic Arabic
(5,592 words)

1. Arabic of Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria

The Arabic of Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria forms a broadly homogeneous dialect region characterized by a number of features either unique to Arabic dialects or found only rarely outside of the region (see Sec. 7). Within this homogeneity, at least two clear subdialects are discernible. In the southern fringe o…

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not-specified, “West Sudanic Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0377>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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