Tunisian Arabic: A Wonderful Mosaic of Dialects

Are you interested in learning Arabic and its different dialects? Are you curious about the peculiarities of Arabic dialects? Here is a small interesting introduction to one of the most peculiar Arabic dialects: Tunisian Arabic!   What? Who? Where? Tunisian Arabic is a Maghrebi Arabic dialect or variety that is spoken in the Republic of Tunisia, and it differs slightly from one region to another within the country. Tunisian Arabic, known as “Tounsi” /tu:nsi/ (which simply means Tunisian) or “Derja” (dialect) is spoken by more than 11 million people. It is remarkably different from Modern Standard Arabic, which is the official...

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