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Description[edit | edit source]
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. 
- Arabic plays an important role in political life and one must be fluent in Arabic to stand for parliament.
- 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.
- Balochi is the second largest and widely spoken language in Bahrain.
Word List(s)[edit | edit source]
Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]
- Bahrani Arabic Phonology - Wikipedia
- Arabic Vowels and Consonants - Wikipedia
- Balochi Phonology - Wikipedia
Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]
- Anwar Hafiz & Moustafa Aziz, Conversational dictionary of spoken Arabic - Available at WorldCat
- Dilip Hiro, Dictionary of the Middle East, New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996 - Available at WorldCat
- Malcolm C Peck, Historical dictionary of the Gulf Arab states, Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008 - Available at WorldCat
- Dilip Hiro, A comprehensive dictionary of the Middle East, Northampton, MA : Interlink Books, 2013 - [URL Available at WorldCat]
- Nicholas Awde & K Smith, Arabic dictionary : Arabic-English : English-Arabic, London : Bennett & Bloom, 2004 - Available at WorldCat
- Balochi Grammar - Wikipedia
- Arabic Grammar - Wikipedia
- Habaka J Feghali, Gulf Arabic : the dialects of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman : grammar, dialogues, and lexicon, Springfield, VA : Dunwoody Press, 2008 - Available at WorldCat
- George Waters Gilbertson & Ghāno Khān Haddiānī, The Balochi language, a grammar and manual, Hertford, Printed by S. Austin & Sons, for the author, 1923 - Available at WorldCat
Additional Resources[edit | edit source]
- Bahrani - Words borrowed from other languages - Wikipedia
- 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 - Available at WorldCat
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Bahrain," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain#Languages#:~:text=Languages, accessed 27 Jul 2021.