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The Folktale of Saint George and il-Xiḍir: A Text in Christian Arabic of is-Swaydī (Samandağ) in the Turkish Hatay Province

Klimiuk, Maciej

In: Rocznik Orientalistyczny, 69 (2016), Nr. 2. pp. 121-133. ISSN 0080-3545

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Abstract

This article presents a text in Christian Arabic, a dialect used by a small community in the town of is-Swaydī (Samandağ), in Hatay Province, Turkey. The recorded text refers to the figure of il-Xiḍir whose pilgrimage site is located in Samandağ. Christians believe that il-Xiḍir and Saint George are the same person. Apart from the transcription of the text, this article includes its translation and grammatical commentary focused on vowels, pausal forms, and assimilations.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Rocznik Orientalistyczny
Volume: 69
Number: 2
Publisher: Dom Wydawniczy Elipsa
Place of Publication: Warszawa
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 12:09
Date: 2016
ISSN: 0080-3545
Page Range: pp. 121-133
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients
Subjects: 200 Religion
290 Other and comparative religions
390 Customs, etiquette, folklore
400 Linguistics
490 Other languages
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antiochia Arabic, Christian Arabic, folktale, Hatay, pausal form, Saint George, Samandağ, is-Swaydī, Turkey, il-Xiḍir
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