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The Jordan Academy of Arabic (Arabic: مجمع اللغة العربية الأردني‎) is one of the Arabic language regulators based in Amman, Jordan. Besides the Jordan Academy of Arabic, there are 10 other Arabic language and literature regulators in the world. It has been set up to start by 1924, but could only be in real-life by 1976 [1].

Jordan Academy of Arabic
مجمع اللغة العربية الأردني
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Jordan Academy of Arabic logo
Agency overview
Formed1924
JurisdictionMinistry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
HeadquartersAmman, Jordan
Agency executive
  • Abdul Karim Khalif, Director
Parent agencyUniversity of Jordan
Websitehttp://www.majma.org.jo

It has a biannual journal named: "The Journal of Jordan Academy of Arabic" (ISSN 0258-1094). Many dictionaries and occasional publications have been also produced by this Academy, as its interest covers Arabization of technical and professional terms, facilitating the use of Arabic in tertiary education as well as regulating the Arabic language and literature.

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The founding of the Jordan Academy of Arabic was published in the Journal of the Arab Scientific Academy in Damascus in January, 1924. It was the second Arabic language regulator to be founded in the Arab world after the Arab Scientific Academy in Damascus which was founded in 1919. Due to the scarcity of financial, scientific and human resources, it was short-lived. A royal decree to re-establish the Jordan Academy of Arabic was issued in 1976. It officially assumed its responsibilities as of the first of October 1976, and joined the Cairo-based Union of Arab Scientific and Language Academies in 1977.

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