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Western Algerian Arabic

Western Algerian
Northwestern Algerian Arabic
Oranese Arabic
Oranian Arabic
Native toAlgeria
RegionCentral Maghreb
EthnicityAlgerian Arab-Berbers and Haratins
Arabic script
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Western Algerian Arabic (also known as Northwestern Algerian Arabic, Oranese Arabic or Oranian Arabic; in Arabic: الوهرانية, romanized: al-wahrāniya) is a dialectal continuum of Algerian dialects Arabic, mainly spoken in Oran, Algeria.[1]

It the western regional dialect of Algerian Arabic, belongs to the Maghrebi Arabic family, and marked by a Berber and Spanish substrates.[2] As well it shares a rich vocabulary common with as the Maltese and the Tunisian Arabic. It has become known outside of Algeria, notably thanks to the Algerian folk music Raï since the 1980s.

See also


  1. ^ Algérie: Situation géographique et démolinguistique sur' (in French)
  2. ^ Le français en Algérie: lexique et dynamique des langues, Par Ambroise Queffélec, P 38 (in French)
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