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Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
[apc] Widespread. 3,900,000 in Lebanon (1991). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Lebanese-Syrian Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Syro-Lebanese Arabic Dialects: Beqaa Arabic, Iqlim-Al-Kharrub Sunni Arabic, Jdaideh Arabic, North Lebanese Arabic, North-Central Lebanese Arabic (Mount Lebanon Arabic), Saida Sunni Arabic, South Lebanese Arabic (Metuali, Shii), South-Central Lebanese Arabic (Druze Arabic), Standard Lebanese Arabic, Sunni Beiruti Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Muslim, Christian, Druze.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1943, Constitution, Article 11). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic

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Armenian
[hye] 235,000 in Lebanon (1986). Status: 5 (Dispersed). De facto language of national identity. Alternate Names: Armanski, Ermenice, Haieren, Somkhuri Dialects: Western Armenian. Classification: Indo-European, Armenian Comments: Christian.

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English
[eng] 3,300 in Lebanon (2004). Status: 3 (Wider communication). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English

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French
[fra] 16,600 in Lebanon (2004). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French

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Kurdish, Northern
[kmr] Beirut; Sidon, Tripoli, and Biqa Valley. 75,000 in Lebanon (Meho 2002). Ethnic population: 215,000. Status: 5 (Developing). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Kurdish Comments: Muslim (Sunni).

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