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Arabic Language

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Ismaeil Hakimi
Information & Research Specialist, Middle East Collection Liaison
Marriott Library, University of Utah
295 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

How to find an Arabic book for children in Marriott Library?

To find children's books in Arabic in our catalog:

  • do a subject search (from the Advanced Search page) for "Arabic language materials" -- be sure to include the quotation marks
  • narrow your results using the Collection facet, on the right side of the screen when looking at search results in the catalog:  clicking on Juvenile Collection (or Marriott Reserve) will restrict the display to items in that collection

Arabic Language اللغة العربية

اللغة العربية Arabic Language: A link to this free Arabic calligraphy.

Romanization of Arabic

If you are not familiar with Arabic alphabet and do not know how to romanize Arabic script, you can use the LC Arabic Romanization scheme. Romanization/Latinization of Arabic is the representation of the Arabic language with the Latin script. There are several different Arabic romanization schemes exist, but Marriott Library, like other libraries in the North America and UK, uses the ALA-LC transliteration tables of the Library of Congress for different Middle Eastern languages.

Arabic dialects

There are five major dialects groups in Arabic language spoken in more than 20 Arab countries. These accents are known as: Peninsular, Mesopotamian, Levantine, Egyptian, Sudanese and Maghrebi.

Regions Where Arabic is Spoken

Useful Links

Listed below are links to commonly used pages from the library's website.

Arabic langauge courses

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library