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Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
[apc] Widespread. Population: 5,770,000 in Lebanon (2017). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Lebanese-Syrian Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Syro-Lebanese Arabic. Dialects: North Lebanese Arabic, South Lebanese Arabic (Metuali, Shii), North-Central Lebanese Arabic (Mount Lebanon Arabic), South-Central Lebanese Arabic (Druze Arabic), Standard Lebanese Arabic, Beqaa Arabic, Sunni Beiruti Arabic, Saida Sunni Arabic, Iqlim-Al-Kharrub Sunni Arabic, Jdaideh Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Population: 5,220,000 in Lebanon (2015 SIL), all users. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1943, Constitution, Article 11). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Armenian, Western
[hyw] Beqaa province: Zahle district, Anjar town; Mont-Liban province: El Metn district, Beirut suburbs Bourj Hammoud and Mezher; other scattered communities; centuries-old established presence, Beirut and Tripoli cities. Population: 294,000 in Lebanon (2017). Status: 5* (Dispersed). De facto language of national identity. Classification: Indo-European, Armenian.

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Domari
[rmt] Beqaa valley. Population: Status: 6b* (Threatened). Alternate Names: Dom. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Intermediate Divisions, Western, Dom.

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English
[eng] Scattered. Population: 1,715,170 in Lebanon, all users. L1 users: 5,170 in Lebanon (2004 J. Leclerc). L2 users: 1,710,000 (Ramaswami et al 2012). Status: 3 (Wider communication). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English.

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French
[fra] Scattered. Population: 2,238,000 in Lebanon, all users. L1 users: 28,000 in Lebanon (2017). L2 users: 2,210,000 (2015). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Français. Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French.

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Kurdish, Northern
[kmr] Beqaa province: Bekah Valley; Beyrouth, Liban-Nord (Tripoli), and Liban-Sud (Sidon) provinces: scattered urban areas. Population: 294,000 in Lebanon (2017). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Kurdish.

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