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
1Egypt104,258,327
2Tanzania61,498,437
3Sudan44,909,353
4Algeria44,616,624
5Iraq41,179,350
6Morocco37,344,795
7Saudi Arabia35,340,683
8Yemen30,490,640
9Syria18,275,702
10Chad16,914,985
11Somalia16,359,504
12Tunisia11,935,766
13Jordan10,269,021
14United Arab Emirates9,991,089
15Libya6,958,532
16Lebanon6,769,146
17Oman5,223,375
18Palestine5,222,748
19Mauritania4,775,119
20Kuwait4,328,550
21Eritrea3,601,467
22Qatar2,930,528
23Bahrain1,748,296
24Djibouti1,002,187
25Comoros888,451

Arabic Speaking Countries 2021