Who are Arabic speaking background communities?

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Who are Arabic speaking background communities?

Arabic-Speaking-Background communities are people who identify with one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Born in one of the 22 countries of the Arab World *
  • Have ancestral link to the Arab World.
  • Speak Arabic as a second language after their native language and have their own identity (e.g. Assyrian Chaldean, Kurdish, Armenian)

Arab World is made up of 22 countries who are members of the Arab League of Nations and where the Arabic language is an official language.

The following countries are members of the Arab League of Nations:

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen