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Arabize Localization Services>Translation>Why Arabic?

Having your product localized into Arabic greatly expands its potential sales area. Arabic is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with an estimated 300 million native speakers.

It is the official language of 25 countries, including the whole Middle East, as listed below.

  • Algeria
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Yemen 
  • Bahrain
  • Chad
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Jordon
  • Lebanon
  • Mauritania
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • United Arab Emirates
As the language of the Koran, the holy book of Islam, Arabic is also widely studied and spoken throughout the Islamic world; in countries such as:
  • Afghanistan
  • Cyprus
  • Mali
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Niger
  • Tanzania
Consequently, localizing your software into Arabic will enable you to reach more than 30 additional national markets.
One Arabic for All
 

The Arabic language consists of many
different dialects, the levels of understanding of which
vary from one country to another. The three main categories of Arabic are:

Classical Arabic: The old Arabic language of the Koran and classical literature, which was originally the dialect of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Modern Standard Arabic: An adapted form of Classical Arabic, this is the universal language of the Arab-speaking world and is understood by all Arabic speakers. It is used in books, newspapers, on television and radio, in the mosques, and in conversation between educated Arabs from different countries.

Local Dialects: Spoken regionally by people throughout the Arab world these differ radically from the literary language. Speakers of some of these dialects are unable to converse with speakers of another dialect of Arabic. For example, while Middle Easterners can generally understand one another, they often have trouble understanding North Africans. A Moroccan might have difficulty understanding an Iraqi, even though they speak the same language.

Arabize overcomes these language difficulties by using Modern Standard Arabic. This ensures that any Arabic speaker in the world who uses one of your products that has been localized by us will understand it perfectly.

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