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Languages of Qatar

State of Qatar, Dawlet al-Qatar. 840,290. National or official language: Standard Arabic. Literacy rate: 60% to 76%. Also includes Malayalam (6,500), Tamil (2,200), Urdu (19,950), Balochi, people from the Philippines (25,000), Sri Lanka. Deaf population: 31,103. The number of languages listed for Qatar is 3. Of those, all are living languages.

Living languages

Arabic, Gulf Spoken

[afb] 103,600 in Qatar (1986).  Alternate names: Khaliji, Qatari, Gulf Arabic.  Dialects: North Qatari Arabic, South Qatari Arabic.  Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic 
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Arabic, Standard

[arb]  Middle East, North Africa. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic 
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Farsi, Western

[pes] 73,000 in Qatar (1993).  Alternate names: Persian.  Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian 
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