Size and vitality of North Levantine Spoken Arabic
This graph summarizes the status of North Levantine Spoken Arabic in terms of broad categories of language size and language vitality. The vertical axis plots the estimated number of all users (including both first and second language speakers) in terms of three levels:
The horizontal axis plots the level of vitality. The vitality levels and the color coding of the points match the scheme used in the guide on How many languages are endangered? In this scheme, the levels and colors are as follows:
These four vitality levels have been derived by grouping levels in the Expanded Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (EGIDS), which is the more fine-grained scale that Ethnologue uses to assess the status of every language in terms of development versus endangerment; see the Language Status page for a description of the levels of that scale. See also the pages on Development and Endangerment for more discussion.
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