plural of Arab
Arabs, also known as Arab peoples or Arabic-speaking peoples are a major ethnolinguistic group primarily inhabiting Western Asia, North Africa, and parts of the Horn of Africa, grouped under the geographical term of Arab World. Arabic-speaking populations in general are a highly heterogeneous collection of peoples, with differing ancestral origins and identities. The ties that bind the Arab peoples are a veneer of shared heritage by virtue of common linguistic, cultural, and political traditions. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes one of the world's largest groups after Han Chinese. The Arabian Peninsula itself was not originally entirely Arabic-speaking, and there the language shift to Arabic displaced the indigenous South Semitic Old South Arabian languages of what is today Yemen and Oman. These were the languages spoken in the civilisations of Sheba, Ubar, Magan, Dilmun, and Meluhha—which were spread via migrants from the Arabian peninsula, together with written script, in the 8th and 7th centuries BC to the Horn of Africa.
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Members of a Semitic people inhabiting the Arabian peninsula or other countries of the Middle East and North Africa. The term may be used with reference to ancient, medieval, or modern ethnic or cultural groups. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The numerical value of arabs in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of arabs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon-no alternative.
Those who embrace me, the extremists who used to write me, 'We hate Arabs' or 'We don't want Arabs,' today call me their sister.
They gathered the people in the market, and then separated the Kanuris from the Shuwa-Arabs; then they informed the Shuwa-Arabs that it was your tribesmen of Chad that are tormenting (Boko Haram).
No one is happy with the situation, Jews or Arabs. We want peace. In Mohammed's era Jews, Arabs and Christians lived in one home, ate in one home, hung out together, worked together, this is what we want.
Arabs alone cannot make a democracy strong. It has to be Arabs and Jews, my dream is one day we will build a real Arab-Jew party, and I tell Jews to come join us and build a true democratic party in this country.
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