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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] 500,000 in Kuwait (1986). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language, widely used in public administration. Alternate Names: Khaliji Dialects: Kuwaiti Hadari Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Muslim.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1962, Constitution, Article 3). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic

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Mehri
[gdq] Scattered individuals. 14,400 in Kuwait (2000). Status: 6b (Threatened). Alternate Names: Mahri Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, South Arabian Comments: Muslim.

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