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The Arabic Influence in the Spanish Language. Created by: Karen B. Garon. The Arabic Influence in the Spanish Language. The enduring linguistic ties between the two languages stemming from a time when Spain was known as Al-Andalus. I. The History of Al-Andalus. I. The History of Al-Andalus.

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the arabic influence in the spanish language2

The Arabic Influence in the Spanish Language

The enduring linguistic ties between the two languages stemming from a time when Spain was known as Al-Andalus.

i the history of al andalus4
I. The History of Al-Andalus
  • Arabs occupied the Iberian Peninsula 711-1492
  • Vandals swept over the peninsula resulting in the name Al-Vandalus
  • Arabs changed the name to Al-Andalus
  • Spaniards changed the name to Andalucía
  • Andalucía is the region that presently stretches across Southern Spain.
ii why did arabic become so deeply rooted in the spanish language
II.Why did Arabic become so deeply rooted in the Spanish language?
  • Arabic civilization is more advanced than that of Western Europe
  • Arabic is the standard language of intellectual and scientific expression
  • Prolonged cultural contact results in deep-rooted language ties
  • Islamic rule provided a stable environment
  • Arabs, Christians and Jews lived in relative harmony (convivencia)
iii types of spanish words derived from arabic
III. Types of Spanish Words derived from Arabic
  • Most words are nouns (60% of approximately 8,000 words)
  • Many words include the prefixed definite article al, therefore there is a high concentration of words beginning with a.
  • Words dealing with science, geography, crafts, industry, commerce, mathematics,

architecture, agriculture, public administra-

tion , military, trade and household items are most common.

foods
FOODS

IV. Sample topics of words derived from Arabic

v miscellaneous expressions
V: Miscellaneous Expressions
  • Hasta mañana Until tomorrow

Hattá Until

  • Mi casa es su casaMy house is your house

Al-bayt baytakThis house is your house

  • OjaláGod Willing

AllahGod

  • FulanoSo-an-so

FulanSo-an-so

  • UstedFormal address in Spanish

Ust.dhSir in Arabic

Spanish

Arabic

vi arabic influence in spanish literature
VI: Arabic Influence in Spanish Literature
  • El poema del Mío Cid anonymous
  • El Conde Lucanor Don Juan Manuel
  • El Lazarillo de Tormes anonymous
  • Don Quijote Miguel de Cervantes
  • Los baños de Argel Miguel de Cervantes
  • El trato de Argel Miguel de Cervantes
vii the heritage of al andalus continues to live
VII: The Heritage of Al –Andalus continues to live !
  • 8,000 Spanish words derived from Arabic are still in use today
  • Bullfighting is the national pastime
  • Flamenco dance is more popular than ever
  • Architectural splendors continue to dazzle Spaniards and tourists alike
  • Moorish irrigation tribunals established 1,000 years ago continue to adjudicate land disputes and agricultural matters throughout Andalucía
  • Chess remains a favorite game