classical arabic is spoken mainly by non arabs who learn arabic newly. and there is lots of them , like asians and reverts. classical arabic is spoken in high classs meetings, schools, religious meetings,and is often used in the dialects, like classical arabic idioms and stuff. as fo the accent/dialect, my dad used to say that sudan speaks the closest to classical arabic, in normal dialect, followed by saudi arabia, and the gulf.... the least is morocco , tunisia and algeria.
bt even thought, every arabic speaker knows how to speak classical arabic, because there is no major differ its usually just substitution of the pronounciaion of a certain letter, and simple words, not the structure of the phrases.
but written arabic is 99.99% classical everywhere, in every country and so is the media.
· 1 decade ago