Qatari language

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The State of Qatar (or Qatar) is a country that belongs to the Middle East, in Asia, whose capital is Doha. It has a population of more than 2.6 million inhabitants (140º) and an area of ​​11,581 km 2 (158º). Its human development index is very high (37th) and its official currency is the Qatari riyal. But what language is spoken in Qatar?

What language do they speak in Qatar?

Qatar has one official language, Arabic.

In addition to Arabic (in its many varieties), English is commonly used as a second language and serves as the lingua franca. In fact, English is a real threat to the Arabic language, so steps are being taken to preserve the language in the country.

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Qatar is a cluster of immigrant languages, including Persian (257,000 speakers), Urdu (163,000), Tagalog (115,000), Malayalam (71,600), Southern Balcuhi (51,700), Sinhala (51,700), English (38,100 natives), Tamil (25,200), French (7,690), and Western Armenian (7,690).

The Arabic language

Arabic (العربية) is spoken in several varieties in the country: the official language is Standard Arabic and the local Qatari variant is Gulf Arabic (jaliyi). In addition to these two variants, a few more coexist in the country. The number of speakers of each is as follows:

  1. Standard Arabic: 1,100,000
  2. Gulf Arab: 715,000
  3. North Levantine Arab: 509,000
  4. South Levantine Arab: 345,000
  5. Egyptian Arab: 51,700
  6. Sudanese Arabic: 51,700
  7. Nakhdi Arabic: 51,700
  8. Hijazi Arab: 25,200

The English language

English (English) is the unofficial second language of the country. Its success is due, in part, to Qatar’s growing international trade (since the country was a protectorate of the British Empire). In addition, the continuing immigration of highly-skilled workers increases the number of English speakers. In many situations, such as the training of nurses to work at home, it is done in English. In education, it is taught as a second language in schools.

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