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Which language is that which includes the greatest number of Arabic borrowing ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 11 Jan '13 07:54 pm
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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 source of vocabulary for languages as diverse as Berber, Kurdish, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Turkish, Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese, Catalan, Swahili, Somali, Malay, and Indonesian, as well as other languages in countries where these languages are spoken. For example, the Arabic word for book /kita:b/ is used in most of the languages listed, (exceptions are Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese, which use the Latin-derived words "libro," "llibre" and "livro"). Other languages such as Maltese and Nubi derive from Arabic, rather than merely borrowing vocabulary.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 11 Jan '13 07:57 pm

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