Arabic, Moroccan SpokenPrint
19,800,000 in Morocco (2014 J. Leclerc). L2 users: 5,000,000 in Morocco. Total users in all countries: 28,180,100 (as L1: 23,060,100; as L2: 5,120,000).
Widespread, south of Atlas Mountains, including Sahara port cities.
3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.
Rabat-Casablanca Arabic, Fez, Meknes, Tangier, Oujda, Jebli (Jbala, Jebelia), Southern Morocco Arabic, Marrakech. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].
SVO; prepositions; genitives, adjectives, relatives after noun heads; articles and numerals before noun heads; question word initial; prefixes 3. suffixes 4; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects, topic and comment; affixes do not indicate case of noun phrase; verb affixes mark person, number, gender of subject, object-obligatory; CCVCC; nontonal.
Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].