This is part six in the series “Arabs Say…” featuring Arabic speakers from around the Arab world who gives their views on their language and how it is used today. Of course, we should keep in mind that these are personal views and do not represent the views of everyone in their countries. Still, we can learn a lot about the overall linguistic situation and some commonalities and regional differences.


  1. These are always interesting. I can remember one time I was watching al-Jazeera or al-Arabiyah or something, on a Saturday, and they had one of those documentary/”life in the Middle East” specialty-type programs on. The subject of this particular episode was olive growers in Morocco, and I distinctly remember them having to add fusHa subtitles to the broadcast because the dialect would have confused other viewers.

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