Arabic (العربية) is a Semitic language, like Hebrew and Aramaic. About 260 million people use it as their first language. Several people can also recognize it as a second language. It is on paper with the Arabic alphabet, which is written from right to left, like Hebrew. Then it is so usually spoken throughout the world, it is one of the six official languages of the UN, the others being English, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

Arabic is an official language of these countries:

  1. Algeria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Comoros
  4. Chad
  5. Djibouti
  6. Egypt
  7. Eritrea
  8. Iraq
  9. Israel
  10. Jordan
  11. Kuwait
  12. Lebanon
  13. Libya
  14. Mauritania
  15. Morocco
  16. Oman
  17. Palestine
  18. Qatar
  19. Western Sahara
  20. Saudi Arabia
  21. Somalia
  22. Sudan
  23. Syria
  24. Tunisia
  25. United Arab Emirates
  26. Yemen

It is also a national language of:

  1. Mali
  2. Senegal
Language Arabic
Language Name Written as العربية
Countries Use Middle East
International language Codes ISO 639-1 ar
ISO 639-2 ara
Native Speakers 292 million (2017)
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