Language & Literature

The Arabic Language

The Arabic Language is spoken by over 250 million people across the world. There are 22 countries where Arabic is one of the official languages.

There are four main dialects among the regional and social dialects of Arabic: the Moroccan dialect, the Egyptian dialect, the Levant dialect, and the Gulf dialect. Egyptian Arabic is generally understood by Arabs everywhere due to the popularity of films, music and television programs. However, Modern Standard Arabic is the version used in government, news and formal education.
CIA World Fact Book

Linguistic Facts

• Ethnologue lists 6,909 languages are spoken in 228 countries.

• 90% of these languages are spoken by less than 100,000 people.

• 360 languages are spoken by less than 50,000 people. Linguists believe that these languages will disappear by the end of the 21st century.Examples of revived languages: Hebrew, Welch, Cornish, Celtic

• 5 languages are spoken by 50% of the world’s population.
–Chinese Mandarin by 1.3 billion
–Spanish by 700 million
–English 600 million
–Hindi 490 million
–Arabic 280 million

See files below on Human Languages & Indo-European Language Tree and Volume 5_1.1 Arabic Languages Linguistics & Philosophy.

Arabic Calligraphy

Checkout this "How to" book by local Calligrapher Ali Rouhfar : Nuqteh

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