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Interesting facts about the Arabic language


Arabic is the 5th most common language in the world. Classical Arabic is the language of the Quran, which is the sacred book of Muslims around the world.


Arabic belongs to the Semitic language family which includes Aramaic and Hebrew. Arabic is the official language for the Middle East countries as well as the North of Africa and Horn of Africa. The modern written language (Modern Standard Arabic) is derived from the language of the Quran (known as Classical Arabic or Quranic Arabic). It is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media. Arabic is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is an abjad script and is written from right-to-left.


Arabic has influenced many languages around the globe throughout its history. Some of the most influenced languages are Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Kurdish, Bosnian, Kazakh, Bengali, Hindi, Malay, Maldivian, Indonesian,Pashto, Punjabi, Tagalog, Sindhi and Hausa and some languages in parts of Africa. During the Middle Ages, Literary Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy. As a result, many European languages have also borrowed many words from it. Many words of Arabic origin are also found in ancient languages like Latin and Greek.​



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