Official language in: 23 Sovereign States in the Arab World – Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Minority language in: 7 countries – Cyprus, Eritrea, Iran, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Turkey
Spoken by: Around 422 million
Language family: Afro-Asiatic – Semitic – West Semitic – Central Semitic – North Arabian – Arabic
Writing system: Arabic script (from right to left)
Fun Fact: Arabic has influenced a great number of languages, including most European languages as well as Asian and African languages. English has many Arabic loanwords such as alcohol, algebra, algorithm, average, candy, caravan, cotton, giraffe, guitar, jar, lemon, lilac, magazine, sugar and talisman.
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World Arabic Language Day (18 December)