Arabic, North Mesopotamian SpokenPrint
7,570,000 (2014 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 8,590,000.
Al Anbar, Arbil, As Sulaymaniyah, At Ta’mim, Diyala, Ninawa, and Salah ad Din governorates: Tigris and Euphrates valleys north of Baghdad; An Najaf, Al Qadisiyah, and Babil governorates: border area northeast of An-Najaf.
6a (Vigorous). De facto language of provincial identity in Kurdistan Region.
Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].