Spoken L1 Language: Libyan Arabic

Comments on subclassification

Christophe Pereira 2011

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Arabic, Libyan (ayl-ayl) = 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Shaped by the Sulaimi migration and the migration of Arabs to the Maghreb in 1492 following the Reconquista; spoken throughout northeastern Africa. Used as a lingua franca by Libyans whose L1 is not Arabic. Used in spoken communication in Libya, folk poetry, entertainment, and written communication online.
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