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Arabic Speaking Cities Map Quiz

!السلام عليكم Click the names of each Arabophone city on the map.
Regions with Arabic as an official language, yet majority of the speakers don't have a L1 understanding are in light grey
Regions without Arabic as an official language are in dark grey
Borders do not reflect international borders, regional borders are used when convenient
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Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: June 19, 2019
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First submittedJune 19, 2019
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Abu Dhabi
Aden
Al Ain
Aleppo
Alexandria
Algiers
Amman
Baghdad
Basra
Beirut
Benghazi
Cairo
Casablanca
Damascus
Dammam
Djibouti
Doha
Dubai
Gaza
Hargeisa
Homs
Khartoum
Kirkuk
Kuwait City
Laayoune
Marrakesh
Mecca
Medina
Mogadishu
Mosul
Muscat
Nouakchott
Oran
Port Sudan
Ramallah
Riyadh
Sana'a
Sfax
Tangier
Tripoli
Tunis
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4 Comments
+1
Level 55
Feb 2, 2023
Djibouti City is mainly inhabited by Afar people.

Kirkuk and Mosul are Kurdish-speaking cities.

Hargeisa and Mogadishu are Somali-speaking cities.

You also forgot to add Jerusalem and Tel Habib on the map as well because these cities all belong to Palestine.

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Level 70
Feb 2, 2023
It is based on which language is official in that country. If the language is not spoken by the majority of people within a given territory, then it is in grey (but cities from that region may still appear on the quiz).

Therefore Djibouti and Somalia are eligible as Arab League nations, and Kurdistan is eligible as an autonomous region of Iraq.

I should have definitely added Jerusalem (instead of Ramallah which is smaller). As for Tel Aviv it is currently fully in Israel and therefore ineligible (which despite my opposition to the Israeli regime I must keep consistency with the other quizzes).

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Level 76
Feb 2, 2023
You can't say Mosul is wrong because they speak Kurdish and then say to add Tel Aviv when it's Hebrew-speaking
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Level 72
Jan 12, 2024
I did some digging around. Mosul is mostly Arabic-speaking, although it has a sizeable Kurdish minority. Most Kurds there tend to be bilingual anyway.

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