This is a study of Arabic loan words borrowed from Bengali language, which is comprised of Arabic/Perso-Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit/Hindi loanwords in local English newspapers. This paper is confined to three English language newspapers namely The Daily Star, The Independent, and The News Today. This study seeks to identify Arabic loanwords in the English-language newspapers and to investigate the types of lexical items or loanwords found therein. This survey examined the authentic use of Islamic English particularly the occurrences of borrowing Arabic terms, collected from October 2013 to April 2014. The loanwords are also categorized and analyzed to show their function in the English newspapers. The findings of this study prove that the English language is still in contact with other languages to express new ideas and concepts. It is hoped that this study will assist in some measures towards an understanding of the way local words, phrases, and ideas are nativized into the English language and the extent to which these Arabic loanwords are used in the local English newspapers.
مجلة العلوم الإنسانية