This is an informative post I thought might be of interest to those dealing with the Arabic language or need general information given in Arabic.
The Egyptian TV channel al masriya, had an interview with Dr. Nayel al Shafi’I the founder of the Arabic Encyclopedia, al marefa (6/10/2010).
In my opinion al marefa is somewhat similar to Wikipedia, but in Arabic.
Al marefa was founded in 2007. Presently, it consists of 2, 409,583 pages, and incorporates 75,665 articles.
During the interview, the TV investigative reporter stated that such an encyclopedia would be useful to those “devoted to the Arabic language.”
If I may, I would like to suggest to those viewing this blog to bookmark the site www.marefa.org. You will be exposed to a large number of interesting topics.