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Arabic to English Translation

Arabic language

Arabic belongs to the Semitic language family. As with some other Semitic languages, the Arabic writing system is right-to-left. The members of this family have a recorded history going back thousands of years, one of the most extensive continuous archives of documents belonging to any human language group. The Semitic languages eventually took root and flourished in the Mediterranean basin area, especially in the Tigris-Euphrates river basin and in the coastal areas of the Levant. Once, the Arabian Peninsula was thought to have been the 'cradle' of proto-Semitic language, but nowadays many scholars advocate the view that it originated somewhere in East Africa, probably in the area of Somalia/Ethiopia.

English language

English belongs to the West Germanic language group brought to Britain in the 5th Century AD by Germanic settlers from various parts of northwest Germany. Historically, English originated from the fusion of languages and dialects, called Old English, with the word 'English' being derived from the name of the Angles. The language was further influenced by the Old Norse language with Viking invasions in the 8th and 9th century. A significant number of English words are constructed based on roots from Latin, because Latin in some form was the lingua franca of the Christian Church and of European intellectual life.