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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] Widepread, except for probable scattered communities in Al Jahra’ Governorate. 1,000,000 in Kuwait (2014). Total users in all countries: 6,779,000. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language, widely used in public administration. Alternate Names: ’Arabi, Khaliji. Dialects: Kuwaiti Hadari Arabic, Kuwaiti Bedouin Arabic. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Muslim.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1962, Constitution, Article 3). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Mehri
[gdq] Scattered individuals. 14,400 in Kuwait (2000). Status: 6b (Threatened). Alternate Names: Mahri. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, South Arabian. Comments: Non-indigenous. Muslim.

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