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Arabic: Semitic language and lingua franca of the Arab world
Arabic is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE. It is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living in the Arabian Peninsula bounded by eastern Egypt in the west, Mesopotamia in the east, and the Anti-Lebanon mountains and northern Syria in the north, as perceived by ancient Greek geographers. The ISO assigns language codes to 32 varieties of Arabic, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, also referred to as Literary Arabic, which is modernized Classical Arabic. This distinction exists primarily among Western linguists; Arabic speakers themselves generally do not distinguish between Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic, but rather refer to both as al-ʿarabiyyatu l-fuṣḥā or simply al-fuṣḥā (اَلْفُصْحَىٰ).

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The worlds largest observation wheel opens to the public on October 21st [Video]

The worlds largest observation wheel opens to the public on October 21st

The wheel situated on the coastline of Dubai stands over 250 meters tall. The observation wheel called 'Ain Dubai' (which means Dubai Eye in Arabic) ) eclipses Londons iconic wheel 'The London Eye',..

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