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10 Facts on the Arabic Language

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Happy World Arabic Language day! Let's celebrate this beautiful language with these facts:
1. More than 290 million people speak Arabic daily 
2. Arabic is the 6th official language of the UN

3. Arabic has a rich history of 1500 years of literature
4. Thousands of Arabic books are published each year

5. Wikipedia features 52 million Arabic pages
6. World Arabic Language day coincides with the day it became an official UN language in 1973. 
7. Classical and dialectal Arabic comes in various forms from oral expression to poetic calligraphy.

8. As a Semitic language, Arabic constructs words from basic roots
9. There are at least 11 words for 'love' and hundreds of words for 'camel'

Habibi!! GIF | Gfycat

10. Habibti please, Drake rapped in Arabic this year in his song Only You Freestyle - yes we had to.

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