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Arabic (/ˈærəbɪk/; Arabic: العَرَبِية‎, al-ʻarabiyyah [alʕaraˈbijja] ( listen) or Arabic: عربي ,عربى‎ ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː] ( listen)) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and its modern descendants excluding Maltese. Arabic is spoken in a wide arc stretching across Western Asia, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Arabic belongs to the Semitic branch of the Afroasiatic family.

The literary language, called Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, is the only official form of Arabic. It is used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and news broadcasts.

Arabic is a Central Semitic language, closely related to Aramaic, Hebrew, Ugaritic and Phoenician.

Arabic is native to countries of the Arab League, minorities in neighboring countries Eritrea, Mali, Niger, Kenya, Chad, Senegal, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Iran, Madagascar, Tanzania, Mozambique etc.

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Arabic Speaking Doctors, GPs and Specialists.