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:
It is also a national language of:
|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)|