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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] Widespread. Population: 3,480,000 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Status: 3 (Wider communication). Alternate Names: Gulf Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, Hijazi Spoken
[acw] Scattered. Population: 370,000 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Status: 5* (Developing). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
[apc] Scattered. Population: 127,000 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, Shihhi Spoken
[ssh] Ra’s al Khaymah emirate: Musandam peninsula, Persian Gulf coast. Population: 19,000 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Total users in all countries: 36,000. Status: 6a* (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Al-Shihuh, Shihhi, Shihu, Shihuh. Dialects: A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
[ajp] Scattered. Population: 499,000 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Population: 3,090,000 in United Arab Emirates (2014 SIL), all users. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1996, Constitution, Article 7). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Balochi, Southern
[bcc] Long-established scattered communities. Population: 379,000 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Status: 5* (Developing). Alternate Names: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci. Dialects: Makrani (Lotuni). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi.

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English
[eng] Widespread. Population: 73,900 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English.

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Pashto, Northern
[pbu] Scattered. Population: 379,000 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Pakhtoo, Pashtu, Passtoo, Pushto, Pusto. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pashto.

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Persian, Iranian
[pes] Dubayy emirate. Population: 303,000 in United Arab Emirates (2016). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Persian, Western Farsi. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian.

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