Arabic Historical Dictionary enriches Human exchange

March 22, 2022 / 12:08 AM
Sharjah 24: Dr. Muhammad Safi Al Mosteghanemi, Secretary-General of the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah Academy in Sharjah, stressed the importance of language dissemination as a bridge of communication between peoples, countries, and cultural and scientific institutions during a session titled "The Historical Dictionary: The Cohesion of Languages and Cultures."
The session is part of the Academy's participation in the fifth edition of the International Festival of Arabic Language and Culture, which is being held by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy and sponsored by the Sharjah Book Authority. The event this year honours the Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language.

During the session, Al Mostaghanemi explained that the Historical Lexicon is a means of connecting the world to the Arabic language, and he reviewed the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in adopting and sponsoring the Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language, the largest cultural project that chronicles the words of the Arabic language and traces the history of the Arabic language's development.

According to the Academy's Secretary-General, the historical dictionary of the Arabic language provides a great opportunity to study the ancient civilizations from which the Arabs benefited, and also the civilizations with which the Arabic language interacted in its evolutionary path until the present time, and it is an important source for learning about the history of Arabs and Muslims.

Dr. Mamoun Wajih, Scientific Director of the Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language, spoke about the lexicon project in another session titled "The Historical Dictionary: Models and Approaches," citing it as the century's triumph for the Arabic language.

"The celebration of the historical lexicon of the Arabic language at this international festival is a sign of gratitude and appreciation for the efforts made by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to bring this civilisational project to light," said Dr. Al Khalil Al Nahwi, Chairman of the Arabic Language Council in Mauritania.
March 22, 2022 / 12:08 AM

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