Anatolian Arabic

Anatolian Arabic
Siirti Arabic
Native toTurkey
Native speakers
520,000 (2014)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
ELPSiirti Arabic
Anatolian Arabic in Turkey.png
Map of Anatolian Arabic speaking provinces in Turkey as of 1965 census

Anatolian Arabic is any of several varieties of Arabic spoken in Turkey. They are dialects of North Mesopotamian Arabic spoken in the Eastern Anatolia, an area comprising the Turkish provinces of Mardin, Siirt, Batman, Diyarbakır, and Muş.[2]

Mardin dialect is mutually intelligible with Moslawi dialect in Iraq. However, the peripheral varieties in Siirt, Muş and Batman provinces near Lake Van are quite divergent.

Mesopotamian Arabic is spoken to the west, by about 100,000 people in Sanliurfa Province, as well as North Levantine Arabic with over a million speakers in Adana, Hatay and Mersin provinces.


  1. ^ Anatolian Arabic at Ethnologue (23rd ed., 2020)
  2. ^ "Anatolian Arabic". Academia.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-28.

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