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Arabic, Algerian Spoken

A language of Algeria

ISO 639-3arq

Population  20,400,000 in Algeria (1996 Hunter). Population total all countries: 22,397,000.
Region  Also in Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
Language map  Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara
Alternate names   Algerian
Dialects  Constantine, Algiers, Oran.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).
Language use  The Ouled Nail of Biskra speak Arabic [arq], but are ethnically separate. 3,000,000 L2 speakers.
Language development  Bible portions: 1872–1964.
Writing system  Arabic script.
Comments  Muslim (Sunni), Christian.
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