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Promoting Arabic and هِجـــــــــري (Hijri) Calendar Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

Let us first start with the signification of the Arabic term هِجـــــــــري (Hijri.) As explained by Aziza in her post “The New Hijri Year“, “The word Hijri is derived from the word Hijra (emigration of Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Medina.)” Therefore “هِجـــــــــري” is an adjective, and its corresponding noun is “هِجـــــــــرة.” A few days…

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Yalla! Let’s Boost Arabic e-Content! Posted by on May 14, 2012

It was about time that some of us, Arabic speakers, took an initiative to boost online Arabic content! After the recent decision of launching a “Center of Excellence for Arabic Language” in the UAE, around 400 Emirati volunteers announced that they will take part in editing a new global glossary that aims to standardize…

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New “Arabic Twitter” To Bring “Arab Spring 2.0”? Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

If you’ve never used Twitter before, maybe it’s time for you to open a new account—in Arabic! Gulf News has revealed today some news that is likely to cheer up all of you who love Arabic in general, and who enjoy to learn Arabic in particular: After the phenomenal growth of Facebook in Arabic, and barely weeks…

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