Arabic Speaking Countries 2021

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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 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
Egypt104,258,327
Tanzania61,498,437
Sudan44,909,353
Algeria44,616,624
Iraq41,179,350
Morocco37,344,795
Saudi Arabia35,340,683
Yemen30,490,640
Syria18,275,702
Chad16,914,985
Somalia16,359,504
Tunisia11,935,766
Jordan10,269,021
United Arab Emirates9,991,089
Libya6,958,532
Lebanon6,769,146
Oman5,223,375
Palestine5,222,748
Mauritania4,775,119
Kuwait4,328,550
Eritrea3,601,467
Qatar2,930,528
Bahrain1,748,296
Djibouti1,002,187
Comoros888,451

Arabic Speaking Countries 2021