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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] Gulf Bedu or village peoples. 744,000 in United Arab Emirates. Status: 3 (Wider communication). Alternate Names: Gulf Arabic, Khaliji Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Muslim.

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Arabic, Shihhi Spoken
[ssh] Musandam peninsula. Also in Oman. 5,000 in United Arab Emirates (1995). Population total all countries: 27,000. Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Al-Shihuh, Shihhi, Shihu, Shihuh Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Influenced by Farsi [pes]. Ethnonym: Shihuh. Muslim.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1996, Constitution, Article 7). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic

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Balochi, Southern
[bcc] 100,000 in United Arab Emirates. Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci Dialects: Makrani (Lotuni). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi Comments: Come from Oman, Iran, and Pakistan. Muslim (Sunni).

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English
[eng] 100 in United Arab Emirates. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English

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Pashto, Northern
[pbu] 100,000 in United Arab Emirates (1986). Status: 4 (Educational). Alternate Names: Pakhtoo, Pashtu, Passtoo, Pushto, Pusto Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pashto Comments: Came from Pakistan. Muslim.

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Persian, Iranian
[pes] 80,000 in United Arab Emirates (1986). Status: 4 (Educational). Alternate Names: Persian Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian Comments: Muslim.

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