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Modern Standard Arabic, Standard Arabic, or Literary Arabic is the standardized and literary variety of Arabic used in writing and in most formal speech. Most western scholars distinguish two standard (al-)fuṣḥā (الفصحى) varieties of the Arabic language: the Classical Arabic (CA) (اللغة العربية التراثية) of the Qur'an and early Islamic (7th to 9th centuries) literature, and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) (اللغة العربية المعيارية الحديثة), the standard language in use today. The modern standard language is based on the Classical language. Most Arabs consider the two varieties to be two registers of one language, although the two registers can be referred to in Arabic as فصحى العصر fuṣḥā l-ʿaṣr (MSA) and فصحى التراث fuṣḥā t-turāṯ (CA).
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[ar] لغة عربية فصحى
[an] Fus'ha
[br] Arabeg unvan
[en] Arabic, Standard
[fr] Arabe standard moderne
[hr] Standardni arapski
[it] Fusha
[ja] フスハー
[mk] Пишан арапски јазик
[no] MSA
[pt] Árabe moderno padrão
[ru] Арабский литературный язык
[es] Árabe estándar moderno

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