Digital Language Vitality | Standard Arabic

Standard Arabic (arb)



English name Standard Arabic
Native name العربية
SIL code arb
Alternative names al arabiya, al fus-ha, al-'arabiyya, al-fusha, arabic classical, arabic high, arabic koranic, arabic literary, arabic literary modern, arabic modern standard, arabic quranic, arabic standard, arabic standard العربية, arabicmodernstandard, msa, العربية
Speakers L1: 0 (ethnologue),
L2: 246,000,000 (ethnologue)
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Western Asia
Champion Arabic (ara)
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code arb_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 0
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) borderline

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input no
Windows language pack no
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack no
Firefox language pack no
Firefox dictionary no
Office language pack yes
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia no
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 4
Primary texts all 4
Lexical resources online 5
Lexical resources all 5
Language descriptions online 8
Language descriptions all 8
Language in online resource 100
Language in any resource 109
Online resource about the language 618
Any resource about the language 623


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 809
Number of words 295,900
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users None
Number of tweets None

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 7
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 61
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no