Classification of Arabic languages
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The North Arabian is a language group that consists of languages and dialects spoken in pre-Islamic north and central Arabia and south Syria majority of which were the descendants of Proto-Arabic and their descendants, including:
- Ancient North Arabian (including Safaitic and Hismaic)
- Old Arabic, the language of northwestern Arabia in the pre-Islamic period and its varieties:
- Classical Arabic, the liturgical language of Islam which emerged in the 7th century AD,
- Neo-Arabic, the descendants of spoken Old Arabic, including:
- Colloquial Arabic
- Western Arabic also called Maghrebi Arabic
- Eastern Arabic
- Peninsular Arabic
- Central Arabic
- Colloquial Arabic
- Modern Standard Arabic, the standardized variety of Arabic used since the 19th century and modernized version of the liturgical language of Islam
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