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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Last updated: July 26, 2019
First submittedNovember 13, 2016
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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 62
Nov 14, 2016
Tiny Tunisia...hmmm...
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Level 80
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 73
Nov 14, 2019
Not very tiny - about twice the size (in both area and population) of Ireland, for example
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Level 25
Nov 15, 2019
But then it is the tiniest country on this quiz
Makes it a problem
I got all the countries except tunisia with 1 min left
and then my time ran out guessing it
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Level 62
Apr 30, 2020
It's not even the tiniest country on this quizz: it's more populous and nearly twice as big as Jordan.
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Level 37
Apr 9, 2018
No Oman?
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Level 65
Nov 14, 2019
No, Man.
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2020
O, man!
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Level 56
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 67
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 67
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 80
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.
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2020
Ok, thanks for the reply :)
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Level 45
Nov 14, 2019
Only missed Sudan
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Level 54
Nov 14, 2019
Hey Quizmaster, do you think we could have the ability to switch the type of quiz we are making (i.e. normal, picture, and multiple choice) as we are making it. I cannot tell you how many times I have been trying to make a picture quiz, and I am 5 minutes in and I realize I am making a normal, not picture, quiz. You do not have to, but I think it would be a nice feature.
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Level 25
Nov 15, 2019
Yea I have the same problem many times too
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Level 48
Apr 6, 2020
Arabic dialects differ greatly from country to country. The Levantine (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine) countries all speak similarly, but there are still noticeable differences between how a Palestinian and Syrian would speak Arabic. The Gulf countries also speak a little differently. Living in the UAE, I noticed the Arabic that Emiratis spoke had strong influences of Hindi and Farsi, likely because of how many Indian and Iranian expats there are over there. Egypt has its own unique dialect, infamous for using the 'G' in 'gumdrop' in place of the G in 'Giraffe' most of the time, despite the fact that the former sound does not exist in formal Arabic. Then you go to the north African countries, and you find that they have strong influences of French and Berber. I cannot for the life of me understand a word that someone who speaks traditional Moroccan is saying. Algerians also tend to speak more French, at least that's what I noticed from the ones I met.
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Level 56
Apr 7, 2020
accidentally wrote tunis instead of tunisia ;(
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2020
I thought huh where is Libya? what do they speak there then? But it's population is simply too small to make the list.