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Countries with the Most Arabic Speakers

Name the 10 countries that have the highest number of native speakers of Arabic.
Percentages are estimates based on various sources including Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook
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First submittedNovember 13, 2016
Last updatedJuly 26, 2019
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%
Country
94 mil
93
Egypt
31 mil
72
Algeria
30 mil
70
Sudan
30 mil
75
Iraq
28 mil
94
Yemen
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%
Country
26 mil
72
Morocco
22 mil
73
Saudi Arabia
17 mil
92
Syria
11 mil
98
Tunisia
9.9 mil
98
Jordan
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level 63
Nov 14, 2016
Tiny Tunisia...hmmm...
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level 76
Jul 7, 2018
The other 16 countries that have Arabic as an official language are for the most part also tiny or at least not very populous.
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level 32
May 11, 2017
no france?
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level 54
May 22, 2017
Only about 1.1 million
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level 38
Apr 9, 2018
No Oman?
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level 53
Dec 27, 2018
I have the percent of Arabic speakers in Oman as 88.6% according to Wikipedia. This is probably wrong, so what source are you using?
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level 57
Jan 16, 2019
the percentage does not really matter. The total in oman is 2.5 million so not enough to make this list.
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level 57
Jan 16, 2019
Weird how half of these are in africa and not he middle east :o. Lately ( i believe through this site) I learned arabic was spoken in egypt. BUt had no idea about the other countries, and was also surprised that not the entire middle east was considered as arabic speaking. Learned something knew. (will now have to look up what languages they speak in morocco though, cause we call it marokkaans.)

if besides moroccan/marrokaans I had to guess another language I would have said berber

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level 57
Jan 16, 2019
What source are you using? Because for saudi Arabia I get more like 90%. 27 million instead of 17 million native arabic speakers.

(or a typo? accidentally used a 1 instead of 2 ?)

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level 76
May 5, 2019
I assume it includes the millions of expats from the Philippines, India, Pakistan, the USA, Indonesia, Bangladesh, etc - almost none of which speak Arabic - who make up more than 30% of the population of the country.
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level ∞
Jul 26, 2019
2019 update: The percentages used on this quiz should be considered to be estimates. The Wikipedia article for this topic is a mess with some very wrong percentages for Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen, and probably other countries too. I did my best to find a percentage that makes sense, but there is simply not accurate data to be found.