With more than three million speakers, Arabic عربي stands among the major languages on the planet today. It is not only used as mother language, but it is also spoken in the countries that are not Arabic. Apart from Chad, which is an African country, there are several other nations where it is used as a minority language. These countries include Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria and Iran. During the period of 1974, Arabic got the status of sixth official dialects of United Nations. More than one billion people living in different countries such as India, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Indonesia are learning the Arabic as a religious language.Before we list Arabic speaking nations, we will review some history and origin.
History and Spread of Arabic in the world
The Arabic language belongs to the group of languages that is known as Afro-Asiatic, a combination of more than 300 different dialects. However, from these languages some are paying their role as marginally while, on the other hand, some languages are used as the liturgical dialects.
Since the start of 8th century, the Islamic Arab Empire spread from Persia to the Spain, After a short span of time, a major portion of people living in Iran that were using Persian and Aramaic started using Arabic as their primary literature language. So it made the Arabic Language more significant in the countryside when it was being used in poetry, it increased the number of speakers.
Map & List of Arabic Speaking Nations
Today around 16 countries are using Arabic as their sole official language (authentic) while, on the other hand, there are some countries that are using it as their co-official language.
List of Countries(with Capitals) Where Arabic is Used As Sole Official Language
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In the above-listed nations, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Sudan and Morocco are the most populated Arabian countries where Arabic is used as the sole official language. Below is a list showing the countries where it is used as co-official language.
List of Countries (& Capitals) Where Arabic is Used As Co-Official Language (plus other dialect)
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