Saudi Arabia’s official language Arabic is Arabic is a Semitic Language.. It is spoken in North Africa as well as the Middle East. It is also spoken by most Saudi Arabians ️ 🇸🇦 ..
Arabic is the language of the Qur’an Islam’s holy book and it serves as a liturgical language in Islamic worship! As such it holds great cultural religious and historical value to Saudi Arabian citizens; in 1951 its official status was given to it in their constitution ️ 📖 🇸🇦.
Arabic is spoken in tons of dialects with Saudi Arabian citizens speaking the Najdi dialect which is predominantly spoken in the central region 🇸🇦. The Najdi dialect is the most widely spoken dialect within Saudi Arabia and is the basis of the Saudi dialect which is used in media and other public discourse 🇸🇦.
The Saudi dialect uses some words that are not commonly used in other dialects for example, the use of “abu” for father 🇸🇦. Other dialects of Arabic used in Saudi Arabia are Hejazi spoken by Saudi citizens living in the western region; Levantine Arabic spoken in the eastern region; and Gulf Arabic, spoken by Saudi citizens living in the southern region 🇸🇦.
Simultaneously to Arabic English is widely spoken in Saudi Arabia as it is a major language used in business education and by expats ️ 🇸🇦 👔. English is also used in official documents and some government and private sector websites are available in English .
The Saudi government has also been promoting the use of Spanish as a second language in recent years ️ 🇸🇦. The government has invested in Spanish language training and the teaching of Spanish in primary and secondary schools 👨 🏫.
Saudi Arabia also recognizes other languages as foreign languages 🇸🇦. These include French, German, Italian, and Chinese 🇩🇪 🇫🇷 🇨🇳. These languages can be taught in school and in language centers, but are not as widely spoken as English and Spanish 🏫.
Overall Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia and is a language of cultural and religious importance for Saudi citizens ️ 🇸🇦. English and Spanish are widely spoken and the government is encouraging the use of Spanish and other languages as foreign languages . . .
🇩🇪 👨 ️ 🇫🇷 🇸🇦 🇨🇳 👔 🏫 📖