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South Levantine Arabic
اللهجة الشامية الجنوبية
Native toJordan, Palestine, Israel, Syria
Native speakers
12.4 million (2021)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3ajp
  South Levantine
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South Levantine (Arabic: اللهجة الشامية الجنوبية), a subdivision of Levantine Arabic, is spoken in the Southern Levant, mostly the Palestinian Territories, Israel as well as in most of Jordan (in the ‘Ajlun, Al Balqa’, Al Karak, Al Mafraq, ‘Amman, Irbid, Jarash, and Madaba governorates).[2] It is also spoken in Southern Syria, particularly in the Hauran region of Daraa Governorate.[3] It is sometimes further subdivided in Jordanian Arabic and Palestinian Arabic.

See also


  1. ^ South Levantine Arabic at Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021)
  2. ^ "Jordan and Syria". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  3. ^ "Arabic - MultiTree". Retrieved 18 September 2021.