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This section of the book A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Andalusi Arabic presents a list of proverbs culled from Azzağğāῑi's collection and Alonso del Castillo's collection, the Elegy for Valencia, and Personal Letter by Lluís Alġázi. Andalusi Arabic is a close-knit bundle of dialects resulting from interference by local stock and interaction of the Arabic dialects brought along to the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th century A.D. by an invading army of a few thousand Arab tribesmen who, accompanied by a much larger number of partially Arabicised Berbers.

Keywords: Andalusi Arabic; Azzağğāῑi; Iberian Peninsula; Lluís Alġázi



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