About the Arabic Language
Arabic is the fifth most commonly spoken language in the world, being the native language of about 300 million people. It is the official language of 22 countries and is widely spoken in many countries adjacent to the Middle Eastern region. It is considered a Semitic language, along with languages such as Aramaic and Hebrew. Arabic’s unique writing system consists of 28 letters based on the Aramaic alphabet, and words are written right to left while numbers are written left to right.
Spoken Arabic is divided into two primary subgroups: standard and its many dialects. Despite the fact that most native speakers understand standard Arabic, there are multiple dialects with each country having its own. Usually, they are mutually intelligible across countries. However, there are a few instances where the dialects vary greatly, so it is important to work with a company who is well versed in the many dialects of Arabic, such as Multilingual Connections.