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Standard Arabic

Arabic is used in Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian West Bank & Gaza Strip, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and many, many other countries around the world.

Arabic languages/dialects shown elsewhere:

  Algerian, Baharna, Chadian / Shuwa, Egyptian, Gulf, Hassaniyya, Hejazi, Iraqi / Mesopotamian, Lebanese-Syrian, Libyan / Solaimitian, Maltese, Moroccan, Palestinian-Jordanian, Sudanese, and Tunisian


"standard" Arabic as normally written: With vocalization/vowel marks:
[standard Arabic] [standard Arabic with vocalization marks]

See also the Uniscript page

Arabic fonts in the Gallery of Unicode Fonts

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot and Wikipedia

Alternate names for Standard Arabic include High Arabic, Al Fus-Ha, and Al Arabiya


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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