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Arabic is a Semitic Language – Family Group Afro-Asiatic.

Arabic is a Semitic Language


Arabic is a Semitic Language

  • Semitic people speak Semitic languages, such as Jews, Arabs and Muslims.
  • Arabic is one of the oldest spoken languages alive today.
  • Arabic is of the Afro-Asiatic (African-Asian) language family group, along with Aramaic and Hebrew.
  • Arabic is so common it is counted as the fifth most spoken language in the world.
  • The Arabic language has 28 letters.
  • One of the oldest forms of Arabic literature is Arabic poetry, which is in classical Arabic, along with the Quran.
  • There are a number of forms of Arabic, Classical, Colloquial, Quranic and Modern Standard.
  • Arabic is a Semitic language and its popularity has grown into 100’s of millions of speakers.

Mehdi Hassan | Oxford Union Debate | Islam

Seyed Mehdi Hassan at the Oxford Union debate on Islam a religion of peace.

Interesting reference to Persian-Arab scholar Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, who was a Muslim scientist in the 7th/8th century, from whom we get Algorithm, which is used for computer science.Mehdi Hassan Oxford Union Debat