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Is Arabic a dying language?

Unlikely, but English has become the lingua franca of commerce, media and education in parts of the Arab world

Arabic is no better than the third most-spoken language in the United Arab Emirates, behind English and Hindi. Emiratis live as a privileged minority in their oil-rich country, but their language — and with it, their sense of national identity — is in danger of being swamped by a relentless tide of Western-style consumerism.
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