Introduction

Arabic (العربية al-ʿarabiyyah or just عربي ʿarabī) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. Classified as Central Semitic, it is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic, and has its roots in a Proto-Semitic common ancestor. Modern Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage with 27 sub-languages. These varieties are spoken throughout the Arab world, and Standard Arabic is widely studied and known throughout the Islamic world.

Languages

Geographic distribution

Varieties of Arabic

The Arabic language is a Semitic language with many varieties that diverge widely from one another -— both from country to country and within a single country.

Arabic Languages Sorted Alphabetically