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The Arabic Language

The Arabic language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Today it has more than 150 million native speakers and is the official language of more than 20 countries. Apart from this it has influenced countless languages of the world which include such important languages as English, Spanish, French, German, Turkish, Urdu, Persian, Hindi, Sindhi, Marathi, Bengali, Uzbek, Italian, Portuguese, Swahili- to name a few.

One of the world’s best literatures is found in this language. The Koran, the Holy Book of Muslims is written in this language which is regarded both by Arabs and Orientalists as one of the best example of prose.

The world famous “Thousand and One Nights” is also written in this language. Moreover, most of the scientific literature of the Middle Ages is found in this language.

Arabic is also the commercial and business language of whole of the Arab world right from Morocco to the borders of Iran. Contrary to the general belief, it is quite easy to learn this language because its scientifically written grammar.

Arabic belongs to the Semitic group of languages to which Hebrew also belongs. Both the languages have many words in common. Arabic language is written from right to left and has its own script known as the Arabic script. It is interesting to note that Persian and Urdu are also written in the same script.

There are many good sites on internet which give an opportunity to learn this language in an easy and systematic way.

 

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