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Arabic, Baharna Spoken
[abv] Widespread. Population: 720,000 in Bahrain (2013). Total users in all countries: 737,000. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Baharna, Baharna Arabic, Baharnah, Bahraini Arabic, Bahraini Shi’ite Arabic, Bahrani, Bahrani Arabic. Autonym: البحرانية‎ (al-bahrania). Dialects: Sunni Spoken Arabic. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] Widespread. Population: 180,000 in Bahrain (2013). Status: 6a* (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Gulf Arabic. Dialects: Bahraini Gulf Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Population: 612,000 in Bahrain (2013 SIL), all users. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2002, Constitution, Article 2). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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English
[eng] Widespread. Population: 16,600 in Bahrain (2013). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English.

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Gujarati
[guj] Scattered. Population: 20,400 in Bahrain (2013). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Intermediate Divisions, Western, Gujarati.

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Persian, Iranian
[pes] Al-Manāmah and Al-Muharraq governorates. Population: 144,000 in Bahrain (2013). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Ajamic. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian.

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