Arabic Speaking Countries 2020

There are a total of 25 independent states and territories that has Arabic as their native language. The most populous of these is Egypt. The country of Egypt has a population of around 90 million people. Over 93% of the total population – or over 82 million people – in Egypt speak Arabic, which is the official language of the nation.

There are six independent nations where Arabic is either the national language or an official minority language. However, it is not the primary language. In Cyprus, Iran and Turkey, Arabic is a minority language. In Mali, Niger and Senegal, it is the national language.

There are also four independent nations where Arabic is officially recognized in the constitution and has a special status. This applies to Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the Philippines.

In addition to the independent countries that recognize Arabic as an official language, there are nine non-sovereign entities and regions where Arabic is an official or de facto official language.

These regions include Azawad, Iraqi Kurdistan, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Khatumo, Puntland, Rojava, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Somaliland and the Syrian opposition.

Arabic Speaking Countries 2020

Country Population 2020
Algeria43,851,044
Bahrain1,701,575
Chad16,425,864
Comoros869,601
Djibouti988,000
Egypt102,334,404
Eritrea3,546,421
Iraq40,222,493
Jordan10,203,134
Kuwait4,270,571
Lebanon6,825,445
Libya6,871,292
Mauritania4,649,658
Morocco36,910,560
Oman5,106,626
Palestine5,101,414
Qatar2,881,053
Somalia15,893,222
Sudan43,849,260
Syria17,500,658
Tanzania59,734,218
Tunisia11,818,619
United Arab Emirates9,890,402
Yemen29,825,964