List of countries where Arabic is an official language

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Nations in which Arabic is an official language (de facto or de jure). Arabic in countries with more than 50% Arabic-speakers is considered a majority language, otherwise it is a minority language.
  Official as majority language
  Official as minority language
  Co-official as majority language
  Co-official as minority language
  Not official as minority language

Countries[edit]

Country Population Notes No. of Arabic Speakers[1]  % of Arabic Speakers[2]
 Algeria 41,701,000 Co-official language, along with Berber 40,100,000 60.00
 Bahrain 1,343,000 Official language 690,302 51.4
 Chad 10,329,208 Co-official language, along with French 1,320,000 11.81
 Comoros 798,000 Co-official language, along with French and Comorian
 Djibouti 810,179 Co-official language, along with French 97,900 11.32
 Egypt 90,000,000 Official language 82,449,200 93.18
 Eritrea 6,380,803 Co-official language, along with English and Tigrinya 249,700 3.83
 Iraq 36,004,552 Co-official language, along with Kurdish 22,908,120 65.81
 Israel 8,238,300 Co-official language, along with Hebrew 2,039,000 24.82
 Jordan 6,655,000 Official language 5,083,300 66.93
 Kuwait 2,789,000 Official language 1,735,000 62.21
 Lebanon 4,965,914 Co-official language, along with French 4,180,000 71.44
 Libya 6,244,174 Official language 4,526,000 72.09
 Mauritania 3,359,185 Official language 3,140,000 88.78
 Morocco 33,250,000 Co-official language, along with Berber 25,003,930 74.29
 Oman 4,055,418 Official language 2,518,816 58.6
 Palestine 4,484,000 Population of West Bank and Gaza 1,610,000 37.49
 Qatar 2,155,446 Official language 1,215,900 55.39
 Saudi Arabia 30,770,375 Official language 17,178,770 55.62
 Somalia 10,428,043 Co-official language, along with Somali 3,788,000 31.26
 Sudan 40,235,000 Official language,with English 28,164,500 70.00
 Syria 17,951,639 Official language 20,956,000 91.71
 Tunisia 10,982,754 Official language 10,800,500 98.34
 United Arab Emirates 9,346,129 Official language 3,607,600 39.71
 Western Sahara 548,000 Official language 561,540 98.00
 Yemen 23,833,000 Official language 14,671,000 54.68
 Zanzibar 1,303,569 Co-official language, along with English and Kiswahili

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Data taken from https://www.ethnologue.com/ Retrieved 21/03/2016
  2. ^ Used data taken from https://www.ethnologue.com/ and country population to get percentage. Retrieved 21/03/2016

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