Translation into Arabic
Arabic is the language of the great oil countries. It is also that of the tourism sector in Northern African Countries. It is spoken in a variety of countries and in a number of fields.
Arabic Around the World
In 2017, the number of inhabitants of officially Arabic-speaking countries is estimated at 437,019,000. These countries are mainly found in Africa, on the northernmost part of Mauritania to Somalia, through Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, to name but a few. The Comoros, isolated in the Indian Ocean, has Arabic as its official language.
The countries of the Middle East are essentially Arabic-Speaking. This geographical zone includes Syria, Israel, Oman as well as Arab League Countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and North Yemen.
In addition to the inhabitants of these countries, some minorities have swelled the ranks of Arabic speakers throughout the world. This is the case in North America (the United States and Canada) and in Europe (principally in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands). Other states with Arabic speaking communities include Chad, Mali, Senegal and Niger. In total, these minorities are made up of some 15 million speakers.
Arabic in the Professional Sphere
Countries with Arabic as their official language form a link between Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa on one side and Asia on the other side. This geographical position makes it a platform for exchanges that Arabic speakers can benefit from, whether it be in the field of diplomacy, or in that of tourism or trade.
Arabic is also the language of businesses and countries involved in the production of gas and oil. In other words, a company that has mastered this language or who has the means to understand its subtleties through the services of a professional translator is able to participate in negotiations.
States and companies wishing to sign a business partnership in another field, but with Arabic speakers, have everything to gain by taking a step to understand their Arabic contacts.
The Subtleties of the Arabic Language
When it comes to writing, irrespective of the Arabic country in question, literary Arabic, also known as classical Arabic is used. It is a version of Arabic that meets the standards applied both in Arabic speaking countries and minorities of Arabic speakers.
Each country then widened the possibilities and enriched its vocabulary. Therefore, the dialectal Algerian Arabic, for example, uses words such as ‘chouffa’ for psychic, ‘papicha’ for a modern young girl and ‘chah!’ pour well done. These are words that do not exist in classic Arabic.