arab vs arabic vs arabian :

arab or arabic or arabian

Arabs are a people whose place of ethnic origin is the Arabian Peninsula. The language which they speak, and which has spread widely to other areas, is Arabic. “Arabic” is not generally used as an adjective except when referring to the language or in a few traditional phrases such as “gum arabic” and “arabic numerals.” Note that in these few phrases the word is not capitalized. Otherwise it is “Arab customs,” “Arab groups,” “Arab countries,” etc.A group of Arab individuals is made of Arabs, not “Arabics” or “Arabians.” The noun “Arabian” by itself normally refers to Arabian horses. The other main use of the word is in referring to the collection of stories known as The Arabian Nights.However, the phrase “Saudi Arabian” may be used in referring to citizens of the country of Saudi Arabia, and to aspects of the culture of that country. But it is important to remember that there are many Arabs in other lands, and that this phrase does not refer properly to them. Citizens of Saudi Arabia are often referred to inst

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  • n  a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
  • n  a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia

  • n  the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
  • a  relating to or characteristic of Arabs

  • n  a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
  • n  a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
  • a  relating to or associated with Arabia or its people
  • a  of or relating to Arabian horses
News & Articles

  • Arab officer stops Heisman winner's SUV
    An Arab police officer got a bit of a surprise Saturday when he pulled over a black Cadillac Escalade for a minor traffic violation on U.S. 231. He never imagined he was pulling over a Heisman Trophy winner.
    June 14, 2013 - The Arab Tribune
  • Arab all-stars prepare for district
    Dixie Youth all-star teams are back in Arab, and there are 24 boys pretty excited about it. There are quite a few moms and dads excited, too. "I think it's great for the boys," said Jamie Bradshaw, head coach of Arab's 9-10-year-old All-Star team.
    June 14, 2013 - The Arab Tribune
  • Arab museum, U. Mich. explore art from uprisings
    Arab museum, U. Mich. explore art from uprisings The Dearborn museum announced this week that it's staging a multimedia companion exhibition to the Ann Arbor university's symposium entitled "Arts of the Middle East Uprisings." The collected photos, cartoons, video and audio samples correspond with the Nov. 14-15 gathering of writers, bloggers, photographers, cartoonists and scholars and others ...
    June 14, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Washington Examiner
  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - Space War

  • Oakland Zoo gets two new friendly residents
    The Oakland Zoo gave media a behind the scenes look at their two new dromedary (Arabian) camels. They both have relocated to the zoo from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. One male named Bahir (meaning dazzling), and one female, Zahara (meaning shining, exquisite flower), are young camels and weigh about 630 pounds each, but will grow to reach 1100-1500 pounds as they mature. Oakland ...
    June 14, 2013 - KTVU
  • Saudi Aramco to Use Soitec’s Solar Systems in Pilot Project
    Saudi Arabian Oil Co., the world’s largest crude exporter, will evaluate Soitec (SOI) ’s solar energy systems for possible utility-scale deployments. Saudi Aramco chose the company’s equipment in a competitive bidding process for a 1-megawatt pilot project that Belectric Holding GmbH will build in Saudi Arabia’s northwestern Tabuk region, Bernin, France-based Soitec said today in a statement.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Veolia Wins Desalination Plant Contract in Saudi Arabia
    Veolia Environnement was awarded a contract for a reverse-osmosis desalination plant on the Arabian Gulf by Marafiq, the Saudi power and water utility for Jubail and Yanbu, al-Riyadh newspaper said without disclosing terms.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg