The Arabic language is a Semitic language spoken in the Arab world. Arabic is typically written in the Arabic script, although it can be rendered in the Latin alphabet. Arabic originated in the Arabian Peninsula, and was spread by the Arab conquests of the 7th and 8th centuries.
Arabic is spoken by a majority of the population in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Chad, and Sudan. Additionally, the Comorian language of the Comoros is a creole language based off of Arabic. As Arabic is the language of the Koran, Arabic is spoken by religious Muslims worldwide. Arabic is spoken by members of the Arab diaspora, particularly in France, Brazil, Sweden, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.