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ARABIC

The Arabic language is spoken by more than 300 million people around the world and it is the official language in over 24 countries.

 

Learning a language is learning about the culture of the country where the language is spoken. And Arab culture is rich and interesting. Learning Arabic language will enable you to read some of the famous classic literature and will make it easier for you to negotiate and conduct business worldwide.

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WHERE IS IT SPOKEN?

Official language in 22 Countries:
Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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NUMBER OF SPEAKERS

422 MILLION 

LANGUAGE FAMILY

AFRO-ASIATIC

 THREE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ARABIC 

1. Arabic is a Semitic language

The Arabic language originates from the Arabian Peninsula. As the Muslim World expanded, Arabic spread into North Africa and Western Asia.

2. Arabic has influenced a great number of languages

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.

3. Arabic has sounds that don’t exist in other languages

Some non-native speakers find it difficult to pronounce words in Arabic, due to the some of the sounds being uncommon in other widely spoken languages. For instance, ‘ح’ is a ‘h’ sound that is only found in Arabic.

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