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Arabic alphabet

Arabic is descended from earlier Semitic languages; it's the language spoken by relatively isolated people living in the Arabian peninsula in the last few thousand years BC.

To find out more about Arabic, check out these books on Amazon or in your local library:

Cite this page:
Carr, Karen, PhD.
http://quatr.us 2014.

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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

Professor Carr's PSU page

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