Arabic language

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 Egypt: Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo
 Iraq: Iraqi Academy of Sciences
 Jordan: Jordan Academy of Arabic
 Libya: Academy of the Arabic Language in Jamahiriya
 Morocco: Academy of the Arabic Language in Rabat
 Sudan: Academy of the Arabic Language in Khartoum
 Syria: Arab Academy of Damascus (the oldest)
 Tunisia: Beit Al-Hikma Foundation
 Israel: Academy of the Arabic Language in Israel

Arabic (العربية al-ʿarabiyyah, IPA: [ʔæl.ʕɑrɑˈbiːjɐ], or عربي ʿarabī, [ˈʕɑrɑbiː]) is a Central Semitic language, thus related to and classified alongside other Semitic languages such as Hebrew and the Neo-Aramaic languages. Arabic has more speakers than any other language in the Semitic language family. It is spoken by more than 280 million[1] people as a first language, most of whom live in the Middle East and North Africa. It is the official language of 22 countries and it is the liturgical language of Islam since it is the language of the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book. Arabic has many different, geographically distributed spoken varieties, some of which are mutually unintelligible.[3] Modern Standard Arabic (sometimes called Literary Arabic) is widely taught in schools, universities, and used in workplaces, government and the media.

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