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Qatar
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Languages
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Languages



Languages
Figures in 1000.
Semitic 500 60.0%
Arabic
500 60.0%
Gulf
210 25.0%
North Levantine
150 18.0%
South Levantine
100 12.0%
Egyptian
15 1.8%
Sudanese
15 1.8%
Najdi
10 1.2%
Iranian 110 13.0%
Persian
110 13.0%
Other 220 27.0%
Asian
140 17.0%
Other
80 9.6%

The dominant language is Arabic, Persian is the second language. Although both languages are native to modern Qatar, only Arabic is official language.
Arabic is spoken in many variants, due to the substantial presence of citizens from other Arab states. The native dialect to Qatar is Gulf.
English is widely spoken, principally as foreign language.
Foreign workers speak several different Asian languages, like Hindi, Pashto, Malayalam, Punjabi, Urdu, Sindhi, Balochi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Tagalog. Between native speaking individuals these languages are in daily use, but in society Arabic or English are used.




By Tore Kjeilen