Quick Arabic Language Facts
Arabic has its own alphabet and is written right-to-left. This alphabet is called the abjad script.
Many other languages have adopted Arabic words, particularly in the Islamic world. Languages from Malay to Hausa exhibit Arabic adopted words.
The Arabic language has also greatly assisted European culture, mathematics, philosophy and science during the Middle Ages and so Arabic words have also been adopted by the languages of Europe.
We now have over 200 million first-language speakers of Arabic worldwide, which is about the same as German, French and Italian combined.