Study: Bedouin language ‘diminishing’
The Peninsula reports:
Bedouin mothers now prefer speaking Arabic in public places than their native tongues to prevent themselves from being left out in the Qatari society, according to a study by Qatar University students.
The research conducted by Jouhar Ahmad Al Mansoury and Yasmin Saleem who both specialised in English language, revealed Bedouin mothers would rather speak civilised Arabic to gain prestige and earn a better place in the society. The research was supervised by Dr Qimry Shaheen…
Bedouin dialect is only spoken inside homes of Bedouin families and when the mothers are in public places they speak the civilised Arabic language, the study said.
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