Arabic (/ˈærəbɪk/;Arabic: العَرَبِية, al-ʻarabiyyah [alʕaraˈbijja] or Arabic: عربي ,عربى ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː]) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and its modern descendants excluding Maltese. Arabic is spoken in a wide arc stretching across Western Asia, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Arabic belongs to the Afroasiatic family.

The literary language, called Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, is the only official form of Arabic. It is used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and news broadcasts.

Arabic is a Central Semitic language, closely related to Aramaic, Hebrew, Ugaritic and Phoenician. Standard Arabic is distinct from and more conservative than all of the spoken varieties, and the two exist in a state known as diglossia, used side-by-side for different societal functions.

Some of the spoken varieties are mutually unintelligible, both written and orally, and the varieties as a whole constitute a sociolinguistic language. This means that on purely linguistic grounds they would likely be considered to constitute more than one language, but are commonly grouped together as a single language for political or religious reasons (see below). If considered multiple languages, it is unclear how many languages there would be, as the spoken varieties form a dialect chain with no clear boundaries. If Arabic is considered a single language, it is perhaps spoken by as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it one of the six most-spoken languages in the world. If considered separate languages, the most-spoken variety would most likely be Egyptian Arabic with 89 million native speakers—still greater than any other Afroasiatic language. Arabic also is a liturgical language of 1.6 billion Muslims. It is one of six official languages of the United Nations.

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The UAE’s gift of hope

Gulf News 20 Feb 2020
The Arab Hope Maker initiative is building on that to spread this message around the region; to say that even the smallest of deeds can improve life; be it giving away blankets during cold nights to the unfortunate poor on the streets of an Arab city or providing a bus service to needy students in a remote village somewhere in another Arab country....

Jordanians make up largest expat community in Qatar

Middle East Monitor 20 Feb 2020
The Qatari ambassador commented on Jordan’s decision to send an airplane to China to evacuate Jordanian and Arab students after the outbreak of the coronavirus, saying “this is not strange for Jordan” ... ambassador in solidarity with Gulf Arab allies who severed ties with Doha....

Official wants hike in budget for education

The News International 20 Feb 2020
The official believed that burden of books on students, teaching of multiple languages like Urdu, Pashto, English and Arabic in schools, overloaded classrooms and shortage of teachers and infrastructure had adversely affected the teaching and learning processes....

Saudi Arabia’s Dar Al-Qalam Complex puts Arabic calligraphy under global spotlight

Arab News 19 Feb 2020
“Taibah school was founded in 1942, and students were later transferred to the Dar Al-Qalam building, which has been serving as the school’s new location since its inauguration by the late King Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud in 1962,” he told Arab News ... Head of the male student ......

Does Iran’s regime plan to destroy the tomb of Esther and Mordechai?

The Jerusalem Post 19 Feb 2020
The Iranian Christians News Agency (Mohabat) reported in early February that the Basij issued threats to the tomb., “The Council for the Exploration of Student Mobilization of Hamadan Universities said in a statement to the United States, Israel and the Arab countries in ......

Govt plan to shut madrassas, Sanskrit centres opposed

The Times of India 18 Feb 2020
Over 70,000 students study in about 706 madrassas of the state, which include government-aided and venture institutions ... Along with modern and general education, Arabic literature is taught to students in madrassas, where spiritual education is imparted for holistic development of students....

Reasons for the huge rush for Nigeria, Africa’s growing student population

Business Day Online 18 Feb 2020
It is the belief of industry watchers that Nigerian and indeed African students will increasingly enrol in online programmes ... Based on encouraging enrolments of African students in 2019, expect international deans and recruiters from Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates to increase their recruitment outreach to African students....

Yogi Govt Allocates Rs 479 Crore for Madrasas in Biggest State Budget Till Date

News18 18 Feb 2020
... for the scholarship scheme for students of minority communities, while a provision of Rs 459 crore was made for modernisation of Arabic-Persian madrasas....

Four Saudi students to compete at international science and engineering fair

Arab News 17 Feb 2020
Four Saudi students will represent the Kingdom at a major international science and engineering fair in the US later this year ... They will be competing against more than 1,700 students ... “These programs allow students to enrol temporarily in a Saudi university,” she told Arab News....

'Secularism' as a handy weapon

The Telegraph India 17 Feb 2020
The word, ‘secularism’, is having an exciting time in today’s India ... Madrasas do not teach only religion and Arabic, as Mr Sarma seems to think, neither do they cater to students from one community ... More specifically, it will damage the teaching of Arabic and Sanskrit, as well as that of subjects not part of the syllabi of mainstream schools ... ....

Renovation assurance for education cradle

The Telegraph India 17 Feb 2020
For close to three years from July 15, 1818, Aldeen House had been a centre of learning with a 37-strong batch of mostly European students learning Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, astronomy, geology and botany. They were the first students of Serampore College, which shifted to its current address in 1821 ... ....

Seoul exhibition showcases Lebanon's typographic designs

Korea Times 17 Feb 2020
The students delved into the compositions, forms, rhythms, contrasts and harmony of the specific Arabic calligraphy, many from verses from the Koran ... Lebanese University students' typographic designs inspired by Arabic calligraphy are being showcased at the Korea Foundation (KF) Gallery until March 13....

Grant aims to aid students without legal status to be in US

Times Free Press 17 Feb 2020
Specifically, the money will help hire a program coordinator to coordinate the the translation of a student guide to college into Spanish, Arabic and Chinese; work with educators on ways to support college-bound students; ......