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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] Widepread, except scattered in Al Jahra’ governorate. Population: 2,300,000 in Kuwait (2017). Total users in all countries: 9,750,000. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language, widely used in public administration. Autonym: خليجي‎ (Khaliji). Dialects: Kuwaiti Hadari Arabic, Kuwaiti Bedouin Arabic. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Population: 1,670,000 in Kuwait (2015 SIL), all users. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1962, Constitution, Article 3). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Mehri
[gdq] Scattered individuals. Population: 27,200 in Kuwait (2017). Status: 6b* (Threatened). Alternate Names: Mahri. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, South Arabian.

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