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Arabic, Baharna Spoken
[abv] 300,000 in Bahrain (1995). Population total all countries: 310,000. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Baharna, Baharnah, Bahraini Shi’ite Arabic Dialects: A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Muslim (Shi’a).

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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] 100,000 in Bahrain (1995). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Gulf Arabic, Khaliji Dialects: Bahraini Gulf Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Muslim (Sunni).

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2002, Constitution, Article 2). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic

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English
[eng] Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English

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