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Bareqi Arabic
Native toBareq, Saudi Arabia
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Bareqi Arabic (Arabic: لهجة بارقية) is one of the five major varieties of Arabic spoken in Saudi Arabia.[1][2] It is spoken in many towns and villages in and around Bareq.


Bareqi Arabic has many aspects that differentiate it from all other dialects in the Arab world. Phonologically, Bareqi Arabic is similar to the majority of Saudi Arabia dialects and Himyaritic language. All Bareqi dialects also share the unusual feature of replacing the definite article al- with the prefix am-. The dialects of many towns and villages in the wadi and the coastal region are characterized by having changed ج (//) to a palatal approximant ي [j] (called // yodization).


  1. ^ Obeid, Sara A. (2015). "The transfer of L1 attitudes towards L2 varieties: A preliminary investigation" (PDF). Hawaii Pacific University TESOL Working Paper Series.
  2. ^ Häberl, Charles. "(Endangered Languages of) The Middle East and North Africa". ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)