Arabic is a Semitic language, like Hebrew and Aramaic. Around 292 million people speak it as their first language.
Arabic is usually ranked among the top six of the world’s major languages. As the language of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, it is also widely used throughout the Muslim world. It belongs to the Semitic group of languages which also includes Hebrew and Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia.
Arabic is one of the world’s great languages. Its graceful script, magnificent style and rich vocabulary give the language a unique character and flavour. Arabic is the largest member of the Semitic language family, which also includes languages like Hebrew and Aramaic.