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South Levantine (Arabic: اللهجة الشامي الجنوبية‎), a subdivision of Levantine Arabic, is spoken predominantly in Palestine, as well as in the western area of Jordan (in the ‘Ajlun, Al Balqa’, Al Karak, Al Mafraq, ‘Amman, Irbid, Jarash, and Madaba governorates).[3]

South Levantine Arabic
اللهجة الشامي الجنوبية
Native toJordan, Israel, Palestine
Native speakers
6.7 million (2016)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Levantine Arabic Map.jpg
  South Levantine
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  1. ^ {{{ld1}}} at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "South Levantine Arabic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Jordan and Syria". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-21.

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