Moroccan Arabic

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Moroccan Arabic language or Moroccan Darija (الدارجة, in Morocco) is a member of the Maghrebi Arabic language continuum spoken in Morocco.wikipedia
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Moroccan Arabic language or Moroccan Darija (الدارجة, in Morocco) is a member of the Maghrebi Arabic language continuum spoken in Morocco.
Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and Berber; the latter became an official language in 2011, and was the native language of Morocco before the Muslim conquest in the seventh century C.E. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken.

Maghrebi Arabic

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Moroccan Arabic language or Moroccan Darija (الدارجة, in Morocco) is a member of the Maghrebi Arabic language continuum spoken in Morocco.
It includes Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian, Libyan, and Hassaniya Arabic.

Marrakesh

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(Old) urban dialects of Fes, Rabat, Salé, Taza, Tetouan, Ouezzane, Chefchaouen, Tangiers, Asilah, Larache, Ksar el-Kebir, Meknes and Marrakech.
The name is spelt Mṛṛakc in the Berber Latin alphabet, Marraquexe in Portuguese, Marraquech in Spanish, and "Mer-raksh" in Moroccan Arabic.

Algerian Arabic

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It is mutually intelligible to some extent with Algerian Arabic language and to a lesser extent with Tunisian Arabic language.
It belongs to the Maghrebi Arabic language continuum and as such it is partially mutually intelligible with Tunisian and Moroccan.

Ceuta

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In the northern parts of Morocco, as in Tetouan & Tangier, it is common for code-switching to occur between Moroccan Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, and Spanish, as Spain had previously controlled part of the region and continues to possess the territories of Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa bordering only Morocco.
Spanish is the official language, while Darija Arabic is also spoken by 40–50% of the population, which is of Moroccan origin.

Stratum (linguistics)

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Moroccan language is characterized by a strong Amazigh as well as Latin (African Romance) stratum.

Nichane

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From September 2006 to October 2010, Telquel Magazine had a Moroccan language edition Nichane.
Nichane (meaning Direct in Moroccan Arabic and Berber:نيشان) (formerly Aljareeda Alokhra) was a Moroccan weekly arabophone and darijophone (in Moroccan Arabic) news magazine.

Berber languages

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Moroccan language is characterized by a strong Amazigh as well as Latin (African Romance) stratum. It has been heavily influenced mainly by the Berber languages and to a lesser extent by Latin (African Romance), French, and Spanish.
Morocco is a country with several competing linguistically different languages, including French, Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic and Amazigh.

Tunisian Arabic

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Tunisian Arabic
It is a variety of Maghrebi Arabic like Moroccan and Algerian Arabic, which are mostly unintelligible to Modern Standard or Mashriqi Arabic speakers.

Varieties of Arabic

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Varieties of Arabic
Moroccan Arabic (الدارجة - darija)

Arabic

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Also, while it is comprehensible to people from the Maghreb, a linguistically innovative variety such as Moroccan Arabic is essentially incomprehensible to Arabs from the Mashriq, much as French is incomprehensible to Spanish or Italian speakers but relatively easily learned by them.

Judeo-Moroccan Arabic

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Judeo-Moroccan, nearly extinct but with an extensive remnant literature.
Although about 3,000 Jews remain in Morocco today, most of the younger generations speak French as their first language, rather than Arabic, and their Arabic is more akin to Moroccan Arabic than to Judeo-Arabic.

Andalusian Arabic

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On the other hand, some Arab nationalist Moroccans generally attempt to avoid French and Spanish in their speech, consequently, their speech tends to resemble old Andalusian Arabic.
It also exerted some influence on Mozarabic, Spanish (particularly Andalusian), Ladino, Catalan, Portuguese, Classical Arabic and the Moroccan, Tunisian, Hassani and Algerian Arabic dialects.

TelQuel

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From September 2006 to October 2010, Telquel Magazine had a Moroccan language edition Nichane.
TelQuel started a Moroccan Arabic edition, Nichane.

French protectorate in Morocco

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Some Moroccan speakers, in the territory previously known as French Morocco, also practice code-switching.

Libyan Arabic

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Libyan Arabic
Moroccan Arabic

Hicham El Guerrouj

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Hicham El Guerrouj (Moroccan Arabic: هشام الݣروج, Hishāmu l-Karrūj; Berber: Hicam El Gerruj, ⵀⵉⵛⴰⵎ ⴻⵍ ⴳⴻⵔⵔⵓⵊ; born 14 September 1974) is a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.

Sahrawi people

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The Sahrawi, or Saharawi people (صحراويون '; Berber: ⵉⵙⴻⵃⵔⴰⵡⵉⵢⴻⵏ '; Moroccan Arabic: صحراوة ; Saharaui), are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara (claimed by the Polisario and mostly controlled by Morocco), other parts of southern Morocco not claimed by the Polisario, most of Mauritania and the extreme southwest of Algeria.

Yes-R

Yesser Roshdy (ياسر رشدي Moroccan: ), better known by his stage name Yes-R (b. 2 November 1986 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch rapper and television presenter.

Kenitra

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Kenitra (Moroccan Arabic:, Qniṭra; القنيطرة, al-Qonayṭéra, the little bridge) is a city in northern Morocco, formerly (1932–1956) known as Port Lyautey. It is a port on the Sbu river, has a population in 2014 of 431,282, is one of the three main cities of the Rabat-Sale-Quneitra region and the capital of Kenitra Province.

Moroccan literature

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Moroccan literature is a literature written in (Moroccan) Arabic, Berber, French or Spanish, particularly by people of Morocco, but also of Al-Andalus.

List of languages by writing system

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Malika Zarra

Malika Zarra is a Moroccan-born, French American singer, composer, and music producer now based in New York City known for singing in Moroccan Arabic, Berber, French, and English.

Boujad

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Boujad (Moroccan Arabic: بجعد, Amazigh: ⴱⵊⴰⵄⴷ) is a small city in Khouribga Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Morocco.

Essaouira

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Both spellings represent its name in Moroccan Arabic, ṣ-Ṣwiṛa.