Arabic, Tunisian SpokenPrint
9,000,000 in Tunisia (1995). Population total all countries: 9,406,900.
Also in Belgium, France, Germany, Libya.
3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.
North-Western Tunisian, Sahil, Sfax, South-Eastern Tunisian, South-Western Tunisian, Tunis. Similar to Eastern Algerian Arabic [arq], but clearly distinct. Tunis used in media and in language textbooks for foreigners. Southern dialects structurally similar to those in Libya.