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==Description==
 
==Description==
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Arabic is the official language of Bahrain, though English is widely used. All commercial institutions and road signs are bilingual, displaying both English and Arabic. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bahrain," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain#Languages#:~:text=Languages, accessed 27 Jul 2021.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic '''Arabic'''] plays an important role in political life and one must be fluent in Arabic to stand for parliament.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrani_Arabic '''Bahrani Arabic'''] (also known as Bahrani and Baharna Arabic) is the most widely spoken dialect of the Arabic language, though it differs widely from standard Arabic, like all Arabic dialects.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochi_language '''Balochi'''] is the second largest and widely spoken language in Bahrain.
    
==Word List(s)==
 
==Word List(s)==
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* [https://www.arabicpod101.com/arabic-word-lists/ Arabic Core 100 Word List] - ArabicPod 101
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* [https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293996-s604/Bahrain:Important.Phrases.html Bahrain: Important Phrases] - Tripadvisor
    
==Alphabet and Pronunciation==
 
==Alphabet and Pronunciation==
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'''Alphabet'''
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrani_Arabic#:~:text=Phonology Bahrani Arabic Phonology] - Wikipedia
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic#:~:text=Vowels Arabic Vowels and Consonants] - Wikipedia
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochi_language#:~:text=Phonology Balochi Phonology] - Wikipedia
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'''Pronunciation'''
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==Language Aids and Dictionaries==
 
==Language Aids and Dictionaries==
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'''Dictionaries'''
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* Anwar Hafiz & Moustafa Aziz, '''''Conversational dictionary of spoken Arabic''''' - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/conversational-dictionary-of-spoken-arabic/oclc/42356732&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
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* Dilip Hiro, '''''Dictionary of the Middle East''''', New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/dictionary-of-the-middle-east/oclc/34076807&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
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* Malcolm C Peck, '''''Historical dictionary of the Gulf Arab states''''', Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/historical-dictionary-of-the-gulf-arab-states/oclc/76864352&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
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* Dilip Hiro, '''''A comprehensive dictionary of the Middle East''''', Northampton, MA : Interlink Books, 2013 - [URL Available at WorldCat]
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* Nicholas Awde & K Smith, '''''Arabic dictionary : Arabic-English : English-Arabic''''', London : Bennett & Bloom, 2004 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/arabic-dictionary-arabic-english-english-arabic/oclc/473458344&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
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'''Online Dictionaries'''
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* [https://en.mo3jam.com/dialect/Bahraini/words/%D8%B1 Bahrani Arabic Dictionary]
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* [https://en.glosbe.com/en/ar Dictionary English - Arabic] - Glosbe
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'''Language Aids'''
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochi_language#:~:text=Grammar Balochi Grammar] - Wikipedia
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic#:~:text=Grammar Arabic Grammar] - Wikipedia
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* Habaka J Feghali, '''''Gulf Arabic : the dialects of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman : grammar, dialogues, and lexicon''''', Springfield, VA : Dunwoody Press, 2008 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/gulf-arabic-the-dialects-of-kuwait-bahrain-qatar-uae-and-oman-grammar-dialogues-and-lexicon/oclc/1024151056&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
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* George Waters Gilbertson & Ghāno Khān Haddiānī, '''''The Balochi language, a grammar and manual''''', Hertford, Printed by S. Austin & Sons, for the author, 1923 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/balochi-language-a-grammar-and-manual/oclc/229927&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
    
==Additional Resources==
 
==Additional Resources==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrani_Arabic#:~:text=Examples%20of%20words%20borrowed%20from%20other%20languages Bahrani - Words borrowed from other languages] - Wikipedia
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* Laura Etheredge, '''''Persian Gulf states : Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates''''', New York : Britannica Educational Pub., in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2011 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/persian-gulf-states-kuwait-qatar-bahrain-oman-and-the-united-arab-emirates/oclc/658117317&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
    
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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