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Arabic

Arabic is the official language in 21 countries and is partly spoken as mother tongue in 11 other countries.Arabic ist die offizielle Landessprache in 21 Ländern und wird als Muttersprache in weiteren 11 Ländern von einem Teil der Bevölkerung gesprochen.

With a share of around 100%, it is most widespread in Western Sahara. A total of about 337 million people worldwide speak Arabic as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
EgyptNorthern Africayes98.8 %96,383,000
AlgeriaNorthern Africayes86.0 %35,534,000
Saudi ArabiaWestern Asiayes95.0 %31,291,000
IraqWestern Asiayes77.2 %29,548,000
YemenWestern Asiayes99.6 %28,137,000
MoroccoNorthern Africayes65.0 %23,231,000
SudanNorthern Africayes49.4 %20,023,000
SyriaWestern Asiayes90.0 %16,443,000
JordanWestern Asiayes97.9 %9,499,000
TunisiaNorthern Africayes69.9 %8,061,000
LibyaNorthern Africayes96.0 %6,120,000
LebanonWestern Asiayes93.0 %5,657,000
PalestineWestern Asiano95.9 %4,493,000
United Arab EmiratesWestern Asiayes42.0 %3,948,000
OmanWestern Asiayes76.7 %3,556,000
KuwaitWestern Asiayes78.1 %3,231,000
ChadCentral Africayes12.3 %1,833,000
FranceWestern Europeno2.5 %1,678,000
IranSouth Asiano2.0 %1,623,000
IsraelWestern Asiayes18.0 %1,568,000
TurkeyWestern Asiano1.4 %1,130,000
QatarWestern Asiayes40.7 %1,074,000
BahrainWestern Asiayes67.7 %1,010,000
Western SaharaNorthern Africayes100.0 %603,000
CanadaNorth Americano1.1 %404,000
AustraliaAustralia/New Zealandno1.3 %320,000
NetherlandsWestern Europeno0.9 %154,000
DjiboutiEastern Africayes10.6 %101,000
SwedenNorthern Europeno0.8 %81,000
DenmarkNorthern Europeno0.7 %40,000
CyprusWestern Asiano1.2 %14,000
GibraltarSouthern Europeno7.4 %3,000