Sudanese Arabic (SARB)

SARBĀ 548 Sudanese Arabic

Sudan is a country with a rich history and diverse cultures and people. Sudan is surrounded by nine countries. Two of Sudan's neighbors have Arabic as their official language (Egypt & Libya). While in neighboring Chad and Eritrea, Arabic is widely spoken. The only barrier that divides Sudan from Arabia is the Red Sea. Arabic is the official language of the Sudan, and Sudanese pidgin Arabic (Juba Arabic) is widely used in the southern part of the country. Sudanese colloquial Arabic has close resemblance to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and to Classical Arabic. Sudanese colloquial Arabic is also spoken and is intelligible in Eritrea, Chad, Nigeria and many places in West Africa. This course will focus on speaking, listening, reading, & writing Sudanese Arabic through the followings: 1- Speaking: Conversing in Sudanese Arabic in various settings. 2- Reading & Writing: Reading and writing of Sudanese Arabic Texts. 3- Listening: Listening to various audio recordings of Sudanese Arabic in different forms and settings. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Arabic equivalent to intermediate level and higher is required for this course.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Ali B Ali-Dinar

Course not offered every year

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

SARBĀ 559 Sudanese Arabic II

Course usually offered in spring term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit