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(a'ră-bik),
Relating to or derived from various species of Acacia having a gummy or resinous exudate.
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2) The Dean of the Faculty of Education, where the study was conducted, and the Vice Chancellor of the University were of the opinion that (one or two) courses would continue to be taught in English even when the new policy of arabicization was fully implemented across all the colleges and schools.
According to many scholars (Abun-Nasr 1987: 70), the large-scale Arabicization of North Africa began between 1036 and 1051 when, for various motives, the Banu Hilal were encouraged to leave Upper Egypt for North Africa (Hrbek 1977: 15).
For example, his emphasis on Arab immigration and settlement as the most important factor in arabicization is a great improvement on previous vague notions about why certain Islamic countries became Arabic speaking while others did not.
He maintains that points (3) and (4) were the most decisive, whereas (1) only predisposed certain areas to arabicization, while (2), Islam, "initially was the least important influence in the spread of Arabic, though it came to acquire a central educative (and hence linguistic) role later on" (p.
If by "Islam" in point (2) he means "islamicization," then it is clear why it was the least important factor initially, since like arabicization, there was so little of it.