List of countries where Arabic is an official language

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Distribution of Arabic as sole official language (green), as co-official language with a majority of native Arabic-speakers, and as co-official language due to significant minorities, historical or cultural reasons (blue)

The following is a list of the countries where Arabic is an official language. In some of these countries, Arabic is spoken by a minority of the people.

States, including partially recognized and unrecognized states[edit]

Country Population Notes
 Algeria 32,277,942
 Bahrain 807,000
 Chad 10,329,208 Co-official language, along with French
 Comoros 691,000 Co-official language, along with French and Comorian
 Djibouti 864,000 Co-official language, along with French
 Egypt 86,421,826
 Eritrea 5,224,000 Co-official language, along with English and Tigrinya
 Iraq 31,234,000 Co-official language, along with Kurdish
 Israel 7,653,600 Co-official language, along with Hebrew
 Jordan 6,407,085
 Kuwait 3,566,437
 Lebanon 4,224,000
 Libya 6,420,000
 Mauritania 3,291,000
 Morocco 32,200,000 Co-official language, along with Berber
 Oman 2,845,000
State of Palestine Palestine 4,550,368
 Qatar 1,696,563
 SADR 100,000 or 502,585 Claiming sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara; Co-official language, along with Spanish
 Saudi Arabia 25,731,776
 Somalia 9,359,000 Co-official language, along with Somali
 Somaliland 3,500,000 Claiming sovereignty over northern Somalia, de facto independent ; Co-official language, along with Somali
 Sudan 43,939,598 Co-official language, along with English
 Syria 22,505,000
 Tunisia 10,432,500
 United Arab Emirates 4,975,593
 Yemen 23,580,000

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