Languages of Iraq
There are a number of languages spoken in Iraq, but Mesopotamian Arabic (Iraqi Arabic) is by far the most widely spoken in the country.
Arabic is the majority language, Kurdish is spoken by approx...
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Kurdish language
The Kurdish languages (Kurdî or کوردی) are several Western Iranian languages spoken by the Kurds in western Asia. The Kurdish languages are divided into four dialect groups, known as Kurmanji or North...
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Persian language
Persian (/ˈpɜrʒən/ or /ˈpɜrʃən/; فارسی fārsi [fɒːɾˈsiː] in Persian) is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-Euro...
Persian language - Wikipedia
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Lishanid Noshan
Lishanid Noshan is a modern Jewish Syriac-Aramaic language, often called Neo-Aramaic or Judeo-Aramaic. It was originally spoken in southern and eastern Iraq, in the region of Arbil. Most speakers now ...
Western Neo-Aramaic
Western Neo-Aramaic is a modern Aramaic language. Today, it is spoken in three villages in the Anti-Lebanon mountains of western Syria. Western Neo-Aramaic is the only living language among the Wester...
Arabic alphabet
The Arabic alphabet (Arabic: الأَبْجَدِيَّة العَرَبِيَّة‎ al-abjadīyah al-ʻarabīyah or الحُرُوف العَرَبِيَّة al-ḥurūf al-ʻarabīyah) or Arabic abjad is the Arabic script as it is codified fo...
Kurdish alphabets
The Kurdish languages are written in either of two alphabets: a Latin alphabet introduced by Jeladet Ali Bedirkhan in 1932 (Bedirxan alphabet, or Hawar after the Hawar magazine), and an Arabic-based...
Kurdish alphabets - Wikipedia
Persianate society
A Persianate society, or Persified society, is a society that is either based on, or strongly influenced by the Persian language, culture, literature, art, and/or identity.The term "Persianate" is a n...
Persianate society - Wikipedia
Academy of Persian Language and Literature
Iran's Academy of Persian Language and Literature (Persian: فرهنگستان زبان و ادب پارسی, pronounced [færhæŋɡestɒːn e zæbɒːn væ ædæb e Pɒːrsiː]) is a body controlled by the Iranian government presiding ...
Domari language
Domari is an Indo-Aryan language, spoken by older Dom people scattered across the Middle East. The language is reported to be spoken as far north as Azerbaijan and as far south as central Sudan, in Tu...
Ẋ is a letter in the Latin orthography of the Chechen language used to represent the sound [ħ].
Baghdad Arabic
Baghdad Arabic or Baghdadi Arabic is the Arabic dialect spoken in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. During the last century, Muslim Baghdadi Arabic has become the lingua franca of Iraq, and the language o...
Syriac language
Syriac /ˈsɪriæk/ (ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ Leššānā Suryāyā), also known as Syriac Aramaic, is a dialect of Middle Aramaic that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent and Eastern Arabia. Having first a...
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Azerbaijani literature
Azerbaijani literature (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan ədəbiyyatı) refers to the literature written in Azerbaijani, which currently is the official state language of the Republic of Azerbaijan and is wid...
Azerbaijani literature - Wikipedia
Kurmanji Kurdish
Northern Kurdish (کوردیا ژۆرین; kurdiya jorîn), also called Kurmanji (کورمانجی; Kurmancî) is a group of Kurdish dialects predominantly spoken in southeast Turkey, northwest Iran, northern Iraq and nor...
Senaya language
The Senaya language is a modern Eastern Syriac-Aramaic language. It is the language of Assyrians originally from Sanandaj in Iranian Kurdistan. Most Senaya speakers now live in California, United Stat...
Äynu language
Äynu (also Aini, Ejnu, Abdal) is a Turkic cryptolect spoken in western China known in various spelling as Aini, Aynu, Ainu, Eyni or by the Uyghur Abdal (ئابدال), in Russian sources Эйну́, Айну, Абдал,...
Äynu language - Wikipedia
Influence of Arabic on other languages
Arabic has had a great influence on other languages, especially in vocabulary. The influence of Arabic has been most profound in those countries dominated by Islam or Islamic power. Arabic is a major...
Influence of Arabic on other languages - Wikipedia
Adyghe language
Adyghe (/ˈædɨɡeɪ/ or /ˌɑːdɨˈɡeɪ/; Adyghe: Адыгэбзэ adyghabze), also known as West Circassian (КӀахыбзэ), is one of the two official languages of the Republic of Adygea in the Russian Federation, the o...
Hazaragi language
Hazaragi (Persian: هزارگی) is a dialect of the Persian language, spoken by the Hazara people primarily in an area of central Afghanistan known as the Hazarajat, as well as other Hazara-populated areas...
Hazaragi language - Wikipedia
Korouni dialect
Korouni (Kurdish: کرونی), is a Southern Kurdish dialect of Fars and Kurdistan.Koruni is a Kurdish tribe of Kurdistan and Fars. Most of the tribe was transplanted from Kurdistan to Fars by Karim Kh...
Koy Sanjaq Syriac language
Koy Sanjaq Surat is a modern Eastern Syriac-Aramaic language. Speakers of the language call it simply Surat, or 'Syriac'. It is spoken in the town of Koy Sanjaq in the Arbil Province. The speakers of ...
Hebrew and Aramaic papyri
Hebrew and Aramaic papyri have increasingly been discovered from the 1960s onwards, although these papyri remain rare compared to papyri written in Koine Greek and Demotic Egyptian (no relation except...
Iran newspaper cockroach cartoon controversy
The cockroach cartoon controversy of Iran newspaper arose over a cartoon, published in the Iranian holiday-magazine of Iran-e-jomee, drawn by the cartoonist Mana Neyestani, an ethnic Iranian Azeri. Th...
Iran newspaper cockroach cartoon controversy - Wikipedia