Arabic, Libyan SpokenPrint
4,000,000 in Libya (2006), increasing. Population total all countries: 4,320,500.
Especially north half. Also in Egypt (Western Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Arabic), Niger.
3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.
Eastern Libyan Arabic, Southern Libyan Arabic, Tripolitanian Arabic. In the west it is similar to Bedouin Arabic of southern Tunisia [aeb].
Language not considered proper for official occasions, but at university, lecturers use it alongside Standard Arabic [arb]. Daily life. All ages.