Arabic language resources
Arabic is spoken on a daily basis in: Australia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, France, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen
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"Arabic" redirects here. For other uses, see Arabic (disambiguation).
The Arabic language (????? ??????? al-lugah l-?arabiyyah), or simply Arabic (???? ?arabi), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. It is spoken throughout the Arab world and is widely studied and known throughout the Islamic world. Classical Arabic has been a literary language since at least the 6th century and is the liturgical language of Islam. Because of its liturgical role, Arabic has lent many words to other Islamic languages, akin to the role Latin has in Western European languages. During the Middle Ages Arabic was also a major vehicle of culture, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy, with the result that many European languages have also borrowed numerous words from it. The Arabic script is written from right to left.
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