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Arabs are a major panethnic group whose native language is Arabic, comprising the majority of the Arab world. They primarily inhabit Western Asia, North Africa, and parts of the Horn of Africa. Before the spread of Islam, Arab referred to any of the largely nomadic Semitic tribes inhabiting the Arabian Peninsula. In modern usage Arabic-speaking populations are a highly heterogeneous collection of peoples, with diverse ancestral origins and identities. The ties that bind the Arab people are common linguistic, cultural, and political traditions. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes one of the world's largest groups after Han Chinese and Indo-Aryan Indians.


The Arabian Peninsula itself was not entirely originally Arabic. Arabization occurred in some parts of the Arabian Peninsula. For example, the language shift to Arabic displaced the Indigenous South Semitic Old South Arabian languages of modern-day Yemen and southern Oman. These were the languages spoken in the civilizations of Sheba, Ubar, Magan, Dilmun, and Meluhha— whose origin is debated; Lionel Bender (1997) suggesting an origin in Ethiopia, while others suggest the southern portion of the Arabian peninsula. A recent (2009) study based on a Bayesian model to estimate language change concluded that the latter viewpoint is more probable.

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Saudi Arabia - With support from Saudi Arabia's King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS-Relief), IOM is building up the institutional capacity of immigration and coastguard officials in Somaliland who are at the forefront of the humanitarian ...
On the evening of 19 September, a United Nations/ Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) inter-agency convoy to Urum al-Kubra (Big Orem), a few kilometres west of Aleppo city, came under attack.

A man holds gold jewellery at a workshop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 28, 2016. Reuters/Faisal Al Nasser. Saudi Arabia, the most powerful political and economic player in the Middle East and the de-facto leader of the oil producers cartel OPEC, ...
In a bid to control human trafficking and protect Ugandans in diaspora, Uganda is set to sign bilateral agreements with countries that take Ugandans such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman. According to Patrick Muganda, the head of Dispora ...
Kathmandu, Oct 26: The Department of Foreign employment (DoFE) is mulling over the plan of studying financial health of companies in Saudi Arabia before sending workers there. The department has started discussing the issue with concerned ...
Major changes are brewing in Saudi Arabia, and there is no way to stop them if the kingdom's economy is to survive the oil price rout.
"Western and Arab powers are helping Jabhat al-Nusra as being the sole rebel power to be strong enough to stand facing the Syrian Arab Army," Mother Agnes-Mariam said. However, she said that this support will only add to the suffering of the population ...
During a general assembly meeting of the United Nations held on Monday, Saudi Arabia's deputy ambassador to the United Nations has warned against the dangerous role played by Iran in fueling sectarian strife in Lebanon , Syria, and Yemen "by ...
Saudi Arabia providing new 'revolutionary cancer treatment' for patients. Dr. Abdullah Khalaf al Tuwairki ... in Saudi Arabia speak out. With October being the breast cancer Awareness Month, many survivors in the Saudi Arabia have broken their silence ...
The UK selling weapons to Saudis is disgraceful, shameful and absolutely disgusting, says Graham Moore from the English Democrats party.
The West African Examinations Council has re-introduced Arabic as an elective subject in its syllabus. Candidates from Islamic senior high schools are expected to register and write Arabic as one of their elective subjects in the 2017 May/June WASSCE.
Felix Neugart is not just another German who can speak Arabic. He can also adorn himself in Bavarian attire - called "Lederhose" - to welcome guests at the famous German Oktoberfest event in Dubai.
CCTV footage of a robbery in Saudi Arabia CEN. The burka-wearing woman was attacked as she left a cash machine. Saudi Arabia's faulty justice system facilitates judicial executions on a mass scale. Said Boumedouha from Amnesty International.
Iraqi forces have in recent months retaken a lot of ground from ISIS in Anbar, a vast Sunni province which has long been considered an insurgent bastion and has borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. ISIS fighters only control areas near the ...
The Arabian National Horse Show is here to stay, at least for the next several years, thanks to a recent contract renewal. People from all over the country are in Tulsa for the 50th Annual Arabian and Half-Arabian US National Championship Horse Show ...
Such was the case when Saudi Arabia garnered headlines this summer by dumping $3.5 billion from its sovereign wealth fund into the ride-sharing provider Uber, giving the company its single-largest cash investment by far.
Dubai // More than 3.5 million students took part in this year's Arab Reading Challenge, a number Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said he was sure would double next year.
The progress of Faisal's own irregular army was, roughly speaking, south to north - and of course there were no nation states on the Arabian Peninsula then, no lines in the sand. The disparate Arab forces (with Lawrence, if you are to believe him, to ...
During the late part of his reign, Saudi Arabiarsquo;s founding King urged the Syrians to unify and maintain solidarity after colonialism, in remarks.
But anxieties in any Arab country about holding a frank discussion with a stranger, born of generations of authoritarian rule, have consequences that compromise the data: a large number of people decline to participate, and those who do are likely a ...
Four young models from Saudi Arabia have been arrested for posing alongside luxury vehicles at a car show.
Pressured by human rights and trade union activists leveraging Qatar's exposure as a World Cup host and influenced by subtle changes sparked by popular A...
I showed a brief video in Arabic on the Amish in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who were unknown to many of those in attendance. As an exercise, I asked the journalists to compare and contrast between that community and various Muslim denominations.
The Yemen war uniquely combines tragedy, hypocrisy and farce. First come the casualties: around 10,000, almost 4,000 of them civilians.
... irrational fear is what's driving his anti-immigrant message." She said Dearborn was selected because of its high population of Arab Americans in a swing state. They're hoping the message spurs conversation, with people reaching out to Arabic ...
Another user, @aboalrawe_a, wrote: "There is no doubt that Islamic sharia is practiced in Saudi Arabia." So fervent was discussion about the execution that a hashtag, which translates from Arabic to "Salman the divisive order the punishing of a prince ...
"The Yemen's permanent representative passed to the Arab League's secretary-general an oral message of the Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik Mahlafi with a description of the situation in the republic and a statement that Yemen would not be able to ...
In 2012, an artist and activist who goes by Ms. Saffaa was finishing an honors degree at the University of Sydney when she was told by the Saudi Arabian government, which sponsored her, that she needed to live with a male guardian to supervise her.
After the recent Saudi-led airstrikes on Sanaa, Yemen's capital, pressure on Western nations that sell weapons to Saudi Arabia is mounting. Recently, the United States Congress passed into law the Justice Against State Sponsors of terrorism (JASTA ...
Translation of Singing in Arabic: Trump and Clinton are Dancing: We love you Bashar, and we will only vote for you, and the Syrian people will rebuild the country with you.
Dubai: gulf stock markets may be soft on Monday after global bourses and oil prices pulled back, while another weak earnings report from a Saudi Arabian bank may dampen shares in that country. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ...
Johannesburg - The newly formed anti-visa committee says they are opposed to fee hikes that are being imposed by the Saudi Arabian government on people of the Islamic faith. Authorities there recently announced visa fees for R10,000 instead of the ...
The government of Saudi Arabia plans to overhaul its bankruptcy laws and has held a series of workshops to seek public views on proposed changes.
Nineveh and its capital Mosul are Iraq's most diversified provinces in terms of ethnicities (Kurds, Turkmen and Arabs) and sects (Sunnis, Shiites and Yazidis).
Tensions in Israel's culture sphere escalated again on Sunday when Minister Miri Regev called on the Haifa Municipality to cancel a performance by an Israeli Arab rapper due to what she described as his subversive ideology. Rapper Tamer Nafar, who has ...
Months of interviews with Saudi and US officials, members of the royal family and their associates, and diplomats focused on Saudi affairs reveal a portrait of a prince in a hurry to prove that he can transform Saudi Arabia. ... But the question many ...
A Marshall County family is without a home after a fire ravaged their house. Flames broke out at the house on Highway 69 in Arab on Thursday, Oct. 13 around 2pm. Everything was burned except for a Bible. "It gives me chills," neighbor Veronica Fawcett ...
The Burj Al Arab hotel is located on a man-made island, a short bridge ride from Dubai's mainland. It's situated between Jumeirah's Mina A'Salam and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait have been placed in the top 10 countries as the most empathetic in the world, a new study found. Researchers surveyed.


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