Semitic leid
(Reguidit frae Arabic leid)

Arabic or Araibic (العربية al-ʻarabīyah [alʕaraˈbijja] ( listen) or عربي/عربى ʻarabī  [ˈʕarabiː] ( listen)) is the leid that is mainly uised throu oot the Arabic warld, the Arab States, North Africae an the Mids East, an it is the 5t maist spoken leid in the warld. It haes influenced ither leids an aw, mainly ither leids in the Islamic warld, but leids in airts whaur thare wis Arab rule, sic as the Spainish leid, the Portuguese leid an the Sicilian leid. It is the offeecial leid o 25 kintras, the thrid maist efter Inglis an French.

العربية/عربي/عربى al-ʻarabiyyah/ʻarabī 
al-ʿArabiyyah in written Arabic (Naskh script)
Pronunciation/al ʕarabijja/, /ʕarabiː/
Native taeMajorities in the kintras o
the Arab League, minorities in
neighborin kintras: Israel,
Iran, Turkey, Eritrea,
Mali, Niger, Chad,
Senegal, Sooth Sudan, Ethiopie,
Arabic-speakin communities
in the Wastren Warld
Native speakers
422 million (2008)[1][2] [3]
Staundart forms
Arabic alphabet
Arabic Braille
Syriac alphabet (Garshuni)
Hebrew alphabet (Judaeo-Arabic)
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Staundart Arabic is an offeecial
leid o 27 states, the third
maist efter Inglis an French[4]
Regulatit bi
Leid codes
ISO 639-1ar
ISO 639-2ara
ISO 639-3ara
Dispersion of Arabic dialects
Uise o Arabic as the sole offeecial leid (green) an an offeecial leid (blue)


  1. Unesco [1]
  2. Khaled Yahya Huthaily (2008). Second Language Instruction with Phonological Knowledge: Teaching Arabic to Speakers of English. ProQuest. p. 15. ISBN 9780549556381.[deid airtin]
  4. Wright (2001:492)