Arabic is often classified as one language for both political and cultural reasons even though many of the dialects are mutually unintelligible. If considered a single language then there are roughly 422 million Arabic speakers worldwide.
Arabic is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and an official language of 26 countries.
The Arabic script is written from right to left. The script however brings with it some technical difficulties while using electronics which has led to "Arabish," a latin alphabet Arabic that is used to write in Arabic over text message.
Arabic also functions as the liturgical language of Islam, but is spoken by people throughout the Middle East regardless of religion.
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Use: Niche - Regional - Extensive - Global