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Arabic, Algerian Spoken

A language of Algeria

ISO 639-3: arq

Population 20,400,000 in Algeria (1996 Hunter). Population total all countries: 21,097,000.
Region Also spoken in Belgium, France, Germany, Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
Alternate names   Algerian
Dialects Constantine, Algiers, Oran. Eastern Algerian and Tunisian dialects are close, and Western Algerian and Moroccan dialects are close.
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
Language use The Ouled Nail of Biskra speak Arabic, but are ethnically separate. 3,000,000 second-language speakers.
Language development Bible portions: 1872–1964.
Comments Muslim (Sunni), Christian.