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Compare Arabic vs Hausa vs Igbo vs Yoruba World Languages

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Language Family and Writing System
 
Writing System
Arabic Latin & Ajami Latin Latin
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Script(s) Used
(al Arabiya) ( Awsa) Igbo Yor B
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Family
Afro-asiatic Afro-asiatic Niger-congo Niger-congo
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Subgroup
Semitic Chadic Atlantic-congo Benue-congo
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3 Letter Code
Ara Hau Ibo Yor
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Number of Speakers
 
Number of Native speakers (millions)
215 million
24.2 million
18 million
20 million
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Native Speakers as % of World
4.7 %
1 %
0.4 %
0.4 %
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Total Number of Speakers (millions)
452 million
40 million
25 million
21 million
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Total Speakers as % of World
5.9 %
1 %
0.3 %
0.3 %
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Language Systems
 
Noun declensions
Three Cases None None None
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Sequence
Vso Svo Svo Svo
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Tonal
No Yes Yes Yes
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Agglutinative language
No No No No
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Geographic Distribution
 
Official language in

Algeria

Bahrain

Chad

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

Eritrea

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Mauritania

Morocco

Niger

Nigeria

Oman

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Western Sahara

Yemen

Algeria

Bahrain

Chad

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

Eritrea

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Mauritania

Morocco

Niger

Nigeria

Oman

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Western Sahara

Yemen

Algeria

Bahrain

Chad

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

Eritrea

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Mauritania

Morocco

Niger

Nigeria

Oman

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Western Sahara

Yemen

Algeria

Bahrain

Chad

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

Eritrea

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Mauritania

Morocco

Niger

Nigeria

Oman

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Western Sahara

Yemen

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Official Language of United Nations
Yes No No No
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Countries Spoken In
Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, Niger, Mali, Senegal Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon Nigeria, Togo, Benin
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No. of Countries Spoken In
30
8
3
3
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