Colloquial Arabic, Arabic dialect, or 'aammiyya, refers to the regional dialects used in everyday
discourse and popular culture media (music, movies, etc.). There are numerous
dialects in the Arab world that vary along geographical, socio-economic, and religious lines. Arabs from one region can
generally understand dialects from other regions, depending on proximity, exposure to other Arab dialects, education and command of Modern Standard Arabic. In general, there are four major dialect groups in the Arab world today:
"I started to learn Moroccan Arabic because I felt I wanted to learn my father's language and also so I could communicate with people in Morocco when I go there. I am Moroccan, but it feels like I am a tourist if I can't speak the language, which is a weird feeling. My intention is to keep on improving my Moroccan Arabic, even if I don't go to Morocco, maybe because I feel like now it's part of my identity."
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