Syrian Arabic is a variety of Levantine Arabic spoken mainly in Syria
(سورية) and Lebanon
There are three main dialects which are spoken in Damascus
the centre of the country, and the north of the country respectively. In
parts of eastern Syria varieties of Iraqi Arabic and North Mesopotamian
Arabic are spoken.
Levantine Arabic (شامي) is spoken in Syria,
Lebanon, Cyprus, Palestine, Israel and Jordan, and has some 35 million
speakers of all its varieties.
Syrian Arabic pronunciation
in the vicinity of uvular and pharyngeal (emphatic) consonants
Information about Syrian Arabic pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel