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Introduction
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ARABIC ranks fourth in the world's league table of languages, with an estimated 422 million native speakers. As the language of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, it is also widely used throughout the Muslim world

There are many Arabic dialects. Classical Arabic – the language of the Qur'an – was originally the dialect of Mecca in what is now Saudi Arabia. An adapted form of this, known as Modern Standard Arabic, is used in books, newspapers, on television and radio, in the mosques, and in conversation between educated Arabs from different countries (for example at international conferences).  

Five top spoken languages:

Language Family Estimate Rank
Mandarin Sino-Tibetan, Chinese 873 million 1
Spanish Indo-European, Italic, Romance 322 million 2
English Indo-European, Germanic, West 341 million 3
Arabic Afro-Asiatic, Semitic 422 million 4
Hindi Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan 366 million 5

About Arabic Language Institute
The Arabic Language Institute in Houston offers courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic throughout the year.

ALI's teachers are highly qualified native speakers with years of experience instructing students, and has an excellent reputation in teaching arabic as a foreign language (ASL).

Statistics Table top Native Language Speakers

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