The Arab World

The Arab world is more or less equal to the area known as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), although this excludes a number of Arab countries/areas.  It can also be defined as those countries where Arabic is the dominant language.

The map below shows all Arab countries/areas that form part of the Arab world:

At a Glance

  • There are 22 countries/areas in the Arab world
  • Iran and Turkey are not Arab countries
  • Other languages may also be spoken in these Arabic Speaking Countries
  • Arab countries are religiously and ethnically diverse with¬†Islam being the dominant religion in most countries