Where is Arabic spoken?

أين يتم التحدث بالعربية

Arabic has about 360,000,000 million native speakers worldwide.

That number is complicated though by the differences between Modern Standard Arabic, regional dialects, and its use as a liturgical language.

Most educated Arabic-speakers from any country can converse in Modern Standard Arabic with one another, however they will likely also speak their own regional dialects. These can be mutually unintelligible and sometimes be as different as French is from Spanish.

Being the language of the Quran, Arabic is also used by 1.6 billion Muslims as the language of prayer, study and service. This is similar to how Latin was used in the Catholic Church before Vatican II.

Countries where Arabic is spoken

البلاد التي تتحدث العربية

Transnational organizations where Arabic is an official language

المنظمات غير الوطنية التي تتحدث العربية كلغة رسمية

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