Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine
Levantine Arabic across Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine are very closely related but still vary greatly between cities and even villages. Arabic in this region slowly replaced indigenous Semitic languages, particularly Aramaic, in the 7th century. Levantine, much like Egyptian, is widely understood in the region due to popular media. There are several loan words from Turkish, due to the lasting impact of the Ottoman empire, as well as French and English after respective periods of influence in the region.