10 facts about the Arabic language

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Happy World Arabic Language Day! Let’s celebrate this beautiful language with these facts:
1. Over 290 million people speak Arabic daily
2. Arabic is the 6th official language of the United Nations

3. Arabic has a rich history of 1,500 years of literature
4. Thousands of Arabic books are published every year

5. Wikipedia has 52 million pages in Arabic
6. World Arabic Language Day coincides with the day it became an official language of the United Nations in 1973.
7. Classical and dialect Arabic comes in many forms, from oral expression to poetic calligraphy.

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

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

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