Central Arabia

Arabic language, which arose on the basis of drevneseveroarabskogo language belongs to the Semitic branch of Afro-Asiatic language family. A distinctive feature of the Arabic language has long been considered a dialect of its branching. More from VI-VII centuries, identified western and eastern group of tribal dialects. But gradually, to replace the dialects of the nomads come dialects of the settled rural and urban populations. Before the rise of Islam drevnearabsky language was very common in Northern and Central Arabia. But later, as a result of the breeding migration period in the beginning of our era, emerged in Mesopotamia, Syria and Palestine. The first recordings, in Arabic, were carved in stone tombs and dedicatory inscriptions, as well as historical information on the movements of nomadic shepherds with herds of camels.

Nabatean inscriptions were made by South Arabian or fonts. Fully took shape Arabic script with the emergence of Islam and the writing of Nabatean font sacred religious book the Koran. " As a result of the emergence and spread of Islam has spread and has become established itself called "Arabic". For the first time used the name of the language as "Arabic" in the middle of VII century BC, the "Koran." This is commonly believed, the beginning of modern literature, and hence literary Arabic language. Due to the fact that the Koran refers to the sacred books, all written in it language features, came to his contemporaries. In scientific and educated circles drevnearabskogo society, VIII-X centuries BC, gradually improved Arabic writing, as well as a literary form of the language.

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