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Basic words in Arabic
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This was created as a way to broadcast British views to the Arab world. This was partly in response to the Italian Literary Arabic language radio broadcasts that were transmitted by medium wave from Bari , and also in short wave from Rome, beginning in In the years leading up to the establishment of the BBC Literary Arabic language service, there were plans by the British Foreign Office to set up radio broadcasts based in Cyprus. The BBC Arabic service started in as minute broadcasts. In the broadcasts had grown to 1 hour and 25 minutes, and close to two hours by The first broadcasts in featured one news bulletin.