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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] Widespread. 2,880,000 in United Arab Emirates (2014). Status: 3 (Wider communication). Alternate Names: ’Arabi, Gulf Arabic, Khaliji. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Non-indigenous. Muslim.

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Arabic, Shihhi Spoken
[ssh] Ra’s al Khaymah Emirate, Musandam peninsula, Persian Gulf coast. 21,600 in United Arab Emirates (2014). Total users in all countries: 43,600. Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Al-Shihuh, Shihhi, Shihu, Shihuh. Dialects: A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Influenced by Farsi [pes]. 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. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Balochi, Southern
[bcc] Long-established scattered communities. 468,000 in United Arab Emirates (2014). Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci. Dialects: Makrani (Lotuni). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi. Comments: Non-indigenous. Come from Oman, Iran, and Pakistan. Muslim.

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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. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Pashto, Northern
[pbu] 598,000 in United Arab Emirates (2014). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Pakhtoo, Pashtu, Passtoo, Pushto, Pusto. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pashto. Comments: Non-indigenous. Came from Pakistan. Muslim.

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Persian, Iranian
[pes] Established communities in Dubayy Emirate and elsewhere. 346,000 in United Arab Emirates (2014). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Persian, Western Farsi. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian. Comments: Non-indigenous. Muslim.

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