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Minorities in the Arab world Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Culture, Vocabulary

This post presents a listening comprehension exercise in Arabic. Listen to the report on Minorities in the Arab world and answer the questions that follow. You can use the vocabulary list at the end to assist your comprehension.

 Answer the following questions in English:

How have Arab societies considered talking about minorities and why?

Are minorities always small in number?

How are minorities in the Arab world classified?

Answer the following questions in Arabic:

ما اسم الأقليات المهمة في شمال أفريقيا والعراق؟

ماذا يجمع الأقليات؟

كيف كانت تفسر المطالبة بالحقوق الثقافية والاجتماعية والاقتصادية؟

Useful vocabulary:

الأقليات  = minorities

صراعات  = conflicts

مجرد  = mere

الحديث  = talking

لعقود كثيرة  = for many decades

من المحرمات  = taboo

مسألة  = issue

تمس  = affects

الوحدة الوطنية  = national unity

الاستقرار =stability

اصطلح  = termed

تسمية  = name

مكونات  = components

تصنيف = classification

عرقي  = ethnic

ديني = religious

مذهبي = sectarian

اختلاف = difference

 الشعور بالتهميش  = sense of marginalisation

الاضطهاد  = persecution

القومية العربية = Arab nationalism

المطالبة  = demanding

الحقوق  = rights

الثقافية  = cultural

الاجتماعية  = social

الاقتصادية  = economic

نزعة  = tendency

انفصالية  = separatist

القضاء على  = eliminate

مهما كان الثمن = at any cost

التعايش  = coexistence

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