Arabic language is one of the Sematic languages. It is the official and literary language in all the 22 Arab nations, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arabian Gulf. There is over 185 million people speak Arabic in the Arab World. It is the language of Qura’an, so that Arabic language became the religious language of Islam. It was also the language of science and culture in the Arab Golden Ages.
Arabic language has many characteristics and advantages
It is a flexible language and rich in vocabulary. One of its features is that although the great promotion that has developed in it during ages, Arabic language could reserve its basis and principles which have been founded since the Ignorant State and beginnings of Islam Age.
Arabic language has a great importance. In the past, peopleused to held competitions in poetry between each other, and some of the ancient Arabic poetry that reached to us considered the most sensitive and the closest poetry to heart and mind.
Most linguistics experts will agree that the Classical Arabic language is perhaps the most fundamentally well structured of all languages. It is also a well known fact that it is a very rich and comprehensive language
The following is a list of these languages in terms of the number of countries where each is spoken. The number that follows is the total number of countries that use that language (from Weber, 1997):
- English (115)
- French (35)
- Arabic (24)
- Spanish (20)
- Russian (16)
- German (9)
- Mandarin (5)
- Portuguese (5)
- Hindi/Urdu (2)
- Bengali (1)
- Japanese (1)