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The spread of Turkic and arabic languages

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Spike Jackson

on 18 November 2013

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The spread of Turkic and Arabic languages
Arabic Language
is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD. This includes both the literary language and varieties of Arabic spoken in a wide arc of territory stretching across the Middle East, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Arabic belongs to the Afro-Asiatic language family.
The literary language is called Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic. It is currently the only official form of Arabic, used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and news broadcasts. However, this varies from one country to the other. In 1912, Moroccan Arabic was official in Morocco for some time, before Morocco joined the Arab League.
Turkic language
With the Turkic expansion during Early Middle Ages (6th–11th centuries), peoples speaking Turkic languages spread across Central Asia, covering a vast geographical region stretching from Siberia to Europe and the Mediterranean. The Seljuqs of the Oghuz Turks, in particular, brought their language, Oghuz Turkic—the direct ancestor of today's Turkish language—into Anatolia during the 11th century.
It was most prominently achieved during the 7th century Arabian Muslim conquests After the rise of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula, Arab culture and language spread through trade with African states, conquest, and intermarriage of the non-Arab local population with the Arabs, in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iraq and the Sudan. The peninsular Arabic language became common among these areas; dialects also formed. Also, though Yemen is traditionally held to be the homeland of Arabs, most[1] of the population did not speak Arabic (but instead South Semitic languages) prior to the spread of Islam.
EQ: What fostered cross-cultural exchanges during this time period
- The previous empires that were in a break down (Byzantine, Assanid)
- The corporation of state and religion between the various puppet states and Arabic Empire
- Men and Women in Islam
- Divisions of the Islamic World
-Conversion to islam
-West Africa
-Networks of exchange
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