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Arabic, Gulf Spoken
[afb] 104,000 in Qatar (1986). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language, absent from formal education. Alternate Names: Gulf Arabic, Khaliji, Qatari Dialects: North Qatari Arabic, South Qatari Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Muslim.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2003, Constitution, Article 1). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic

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Persian, Iranian
[pes] 73,000 in Qatar (1993). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Persian Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian Comments: Muslim.

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