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  • Apr 10, 2012
  • 03:28 PM

Do Moroccans Speak Arabic?

Matt Schumann / Morocco Board News Service
Arabic is unique in its diglossia. This term refers to the fact that Arabs speak multiple 'Arabics', usually a 'high' variety, or the Modern Standard Arabic referred to above, and a 'low' variety, i.e. the colloquial Arabic dialects. In other words, the Arabic that is printed in books is different from the Arabic that people grow up speaking, or their mother tongues.

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