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Arabic, Najdi Spoken

A language of Saudi Arabia

ISO 639-3ars

Population  8,000,000 in Saudi Arabia. Population total all countries: 9,977,000.
Region  Also in Canada, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, United States.
Dialects  North Najdi (Shammari, Bani Khaalid, Dafiir), Central Najdi (Rwala, Haayil, Al-Qasiim, Sudair, Riyadh, Hofuf, Biishah, Najraan, Wild ’Ali, ’Awaazim, Rashaayda, Mutair, ’Utaiba, ’Ajmaan), South Anjdi (Aal Murrah, Najran). Some dialects are spoken by Bedouins.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).
Comments  SVO. Muslim.

Also spoken in:

Iraq

Language name   Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Population  900,000 in Iraq.
Region  Central Najdi in western desert, used by Bedouin; North Najdi is south between the rivers up to the Syrian border by Bedouin.
Language map  Iraq
Dialects  North Najdi (Shammar), Central Najdi.
 

Jordan

Language name   Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Population  50,000 in Jordan.
Region  Far eastern Jordan.
Language map  Jordan and Syria
 

Syria

Language name   Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Population  500,000 in Syria. 100,000 North Najdi, 100,000 Central Najdi (1995).
Region  Syrian desert.
Language map  Jordan and Syria
Alternate names  Bedawi
Language use  Spoken by Bedouins.
 
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