Peace Corps - Arabic (Mauritanian) Language Lessons

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Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 1

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 10

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 2

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 3

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 4

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 5

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 6

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 7

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 8

Mauritanian Arabic- Lesson 9

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This course is composed of a set of instructional materials for Mauritanian Arabic is designed for Peace Corps volunteer language instruction and geared to the daily language needs of volunteers.

It consists of introductory sections on language learning in general, the languages of Mauritania, pronunciation of the Hassaniya dialect, and the textbook itself, and 30 lessons on these topics: greetings and responses, continuing a conversation, personal information, Mauritanian geography, expressions and concepts of time, shopping, foods, jobs and occupations, language learning, idioms, making tea, descriptions of residence, places and landmarks, travel, the role of the volunteer in development, development vocabulary, daily activities, description, colors, hospitality and courtesy, Islam and religious vocabulary, describing the past, school, climate and seasons, the desert, health and body parts, the tailor, housing and furnishings, and agriculture. Proverbs, a list of language behavioral objectives, and an English-Hassaniya glossary are appended.

Mauritania: 1966-1967, 1971-2011; Currently Inactive

Mauritania: Currently Inactive

Hassnya is the variety of Arabic originally spoken by the Beni Hassn Bedouin tribes, who extended their authority over most of Mauritania and the Western Sahara between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. It has almost completely replaced the Berber languages spoken in this region. Though clearly a western dialect, Hassnya is relatively distant from other North African variants of Arabic. Its geographical location exposed it to influence from Zenaga and Wolof. There are several dialects of Hassaniya. The primary differences among them are phonetic. Today Hassaniya is spoken in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal and the Western Sahara

Arabic (Mauritanian) is spoken in: Mauritania

Arabic (Mauritanian) is also called: Hassaniyya, Klem El Bithan, Hasanya, Hassani, Hassaniya, Mauritanian Arabic

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