arabic arabic  /ˈæ rə bɪk/


  1. (n) the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
  2. (adj) relating to or characteristic of Arabs


  1. Fears of violence as Egypt nears June 30 protests

    FILE - In this Friday, May 17, 2013 file photo, An Egyptian activist covers her face with an applications for "Tamarod", Arabic for "rebel", a campaign calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and for early presidential elections, during a protest in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  2. For Syrian Kurds, camp offers wildly different fates

    Domiz Camp, Iraq (AFP) June 18, 2013 Abdulhamid sells ice cream to passersby at Domiz, Iraq's biggest camp for refugees fleeing violence in Syria, while Sidra reads an Arabic copy of "The Fox and The Crow" in class. Little but luck appears to have separated the youths' fates - they both arrived with their families from their war-torn homeland in April. Sidra now finds herself in a classroom ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Space War

  3. Threats, beatings, firebombs mark Gentilly gas station dispute

    David Hammer / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @davidhammerWWL NEW ORLEANS -- Eyewitness Investigates has obtained and had translated an explosive Arabic audio recording that could offer key evidence in a Louisiana State Police insurance fraud investigation. It’s part of a story we’ve followed for months, involving a years-long gas station property dispute in Gentilly – one ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans


  1. Rice replied, "Hello," then added to Mottaki, "Your English is better than my Arabic," the official told AP, speaking on condition of anonymity to give details of the closed lunch.
    on May 3, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Forbes

  2. "We also sincerely hope that the cease-fire declared by the Sayyid Muqtada will continue to be observed and be further extended to all members of Jaysh al-Mahdi (Arabic for Mahdi Army)," Crocker and Petraeus wrote.
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: David Petraeus Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Daniel Pipes, a conservative commentator who frequently rails against militant Islam, wrote on his blog: "In principle it is a great idea - the United States needs more Arabic-speakers. In practice, however, Arabic instruction is heavy with Islamist...
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Daniel Pipes Source: International Herald Tribune

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