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Arabic, Tunisian Spoken

A language of Tunisia

ISO 639-3aeb

Population  9,000,000 in Tunisia (1995). Population total all countries: 9,406,900.
Region  Also in Belgium, France, Germany, Libya.
Language map  Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara
Alternate names   Tunisian, Tunisian Arabic, Tunisian Darija
Dialects  Tunis, Sahil, Sfax, North-Western Tunisian, South-Western Tunisian, South-Eastern Tunisian. Similar to Eastern Algerian Arabic [arq], but clearly distinct. Tunis used in media and in language textbooks for foreigners. Southern dialects are structurally similar to those in Libya.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).
Language development  Bible portions: 1903–1928.
Writing system  Arabic script.
Comments  Muslim.
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