Lebanese Arabic is a Levantine dialect. The term “Levantine” derives from “Levant,” which is the geographical region of the eastern Mediterranean that encompasses Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and the Hatay Province of southern Turkey. Several languages are spoken in the Levant, one of which is Lebanese Arabic. Lebanese Arabic descends from the traditional Arabic language, though there are many variables that affected the development of the language. Most Lebanese people speak the language, and Arabic remains its written form, despite past attempts by some to make an alphabet system using Latin letters. Some people view Lebanese as merely a dialect of Arabic, while others accept the language as unique. Either way, the word connotations vary in both languages, as do their syntax and vocabularies. Lebanese Arabic uses a bit of Turkish and Aramaic vocabulary and a little French. In general keep in mind that Lebanese Arabic is not an official language but, rather, a colloquial dialect.
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