3arabin

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3arabin is a digital country in its current year 0. The boundaries of 3arabin are defined by 3arabin.land as its virtual territory. As 3arabin is a virtual country, people from across the globe can come together online and freely enjoy their experience.

Goal

The word “3arabini” is a hybrid between 3arabi (Arabic for the word “Arabic”) and Latini (Arabic for the word “Latin”). The purpose behind our editorial project is raising awareness and introducing an overlooked subculture defined by its diversity. 3arabini is a young culture mainly visible through social media and rapidly expanding in other media (e.g. advertising). There is a debate in the Arab world around a potential threat that 3arabini has upon the Arabic language. We are trying to show that 3arabini is not actually a threat but rather a way to express the outcome of the mix of different cultural influences. In the aim of showing this identity that a lot of Arab youth thrive to express, we want to portray possible visual aspects of this language through text, photographs, videos, animation, etc.

History

The history of 3arabin started long before it was founded in its year 0 (year 2018 of the Gregorian calendar). It was in the 1990s that technology spread in the Arab world with keyboards that did not support Arabic script. Therefore, people created the Arabic chat language to compensate for the missing script and communicate faster between themselves.

Culture

3arabini is a hybrid culture based on the Arabic chat language that combines Latin script and numbers to transcribe Arabic phonetics. 3arabin.land is a virtual country that aims to unite its navigating community in one place. With 3arabini culture we want to preserve our Arabic heritage along with other acquired bits of foreign cultures. In 3arabin.land there is no spoken language, we communicate through text and visuals (e.g. emojis, gifs). As 3arabiniyeen, we have our own calendar that starts at year 0 (Sept. 2018 - Aug. 2019).

Citizens

3arabin has over 15,000 potential citizens (the real potential number is even much bigger) waiting to be official citizens of 3arabin. One becomes a 3arabini citizen simply by practicing the 3arabini culture. 3arabini citizens become official by entering 3arabin the first time.

Manifesto (Translated)

3arabin is a virtual country. We claim the domain 3arabin.land as our official territory. As 3arabiniyeen we have our own calendar that starts at year 0 (year 2018 of the Gregorian calendar). No one speaks 3arabini, it is only written. 3arabini is based on character encoding from Arabic to Latin script. Emojis and other visuals are highly encouraged while writing 3arabini.

Manifesto (in 3arabini)

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