The official language in all Asian countries Asia is home to a large variety of languages ​​and dialects from different families such as Chinese, Turkish, Caucasian, Indo-European, Austro-Asiatic, and Afro-Asiatic.

This last family, Afro-Asiatic, is to which Arabic belongs, and it is among the most common languages ​​in Asia, and the number of its speakers there is estimated at more than 230 million people.

Below we take a quick look at the official languages ​​of all countries in Asia.

Most spoken language in Asia

With over 1.2 billion speakers, Chinese is the most spoken language in Asia, as well as the most spoken language in the world as a first language.

The Chinese language is divided into a large group of dialects, and the largest number of its users live in China And nearby countries such as Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Chinese is an official language in China, Taiwan, Singapore Macau and Hong Kong are also one of the six official languages ​​of the United Nations.


Arabic ranks sixth in terms of the number of speakers in Asia after Indonesian (240 million speakers), Russian (260 million speakers), English (300 million speakers), and Hindi (550 million speakers).

As mentioned above, the Arabic language belongs to the Afro-Asiatic languages, the same family from which the Berber language, the Amharic language, and the Hebrew language evolved.

Most of the speakers of this language live in the Arab countries in the western part of the continent, and the countries that take it as an official language are:

  • the two seas
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Palestine
  • Diameter
  • the Arab kingdom
  • Syria
  • Arab Emirates
  • To whom

The official language in all Asian countries

# Countries Languages
1 Jordan Arabic
2 Kazakhstan Russian, Kazakh
3 North Korea Korean
4 South Korea Korean
5 Kuwait Arabic
6 Kyrgyzstan Russian, Kyrgyz
7 Laos Laotian
8 Lebanon Arabic
9 Macau Portuguese, Mandarin
10 Malaysia Malay
11 the molding Islands Dhivehi
12 Mongolia Mughal
13 Myanmar Burmese
14 Nepal Nepali
15th Sultanate of Oman Arabic
16 Palestine Arabic
17 Pakistan English, Urdu
18 The Philippines Filipino, English
19 Diameter Arabic
20 Kingdom Saudi Arabia Arabic
21 Singapore English, Malay, Standard Chinese, Tamil
22 Sri Lanka Sinhala, Tamil, English
23 Syria Arabic
24 Taiwan Mandarin
25 Tajikistan Tajik, Russian
26 Thailand Thai
27 East Timor Portuguese, Tetum
28 Turkey Turkish
29 Turkmenistan Turkmen
30 The United Arab Emirates Arabic
31 Uzbekistan Uzbek
32 Vietnam Vietnamese
33 To whom Arabic
34 Afghanistan Pashtun, Persian Dari
35 Armenia Armenian
36 Azerbaijan Azeri
37 the two seas Arabic
38 Bangladesh Bangla
39 Bhutan Dzongkha
40 Brunei Darussalam Malay, English
41 Khmer Cambodia
42 China Mandarin
43 Cyprus Greek, Turkish
44 Georgia Georgian
45 India Hindi, English
46 Indonesia Indonesian
47 Iran Persian
48 Iraq Arabic, Kurdish
49 Israel Hebrew, Arabic (semi-formal)
50 Japan It has no official language (the common language is Japanese)
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