In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Algeria

The biggest languages present in Algeria include:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Tamazight

The following languages are legally recognized as the “official languages” of the country:

  • Arabic
  • Tamazight

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.

Arabic

Arabic belongs to the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It is one of the official languages of Algeria, alongside 2 other.

Arabic language summary
Number of speakers worldwide422 million
Language familyAfro-Asiatic
WritingArabic abjad
Major Arabic-speaking populations in:22 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

There are major Arabic-speaking populations in more than 20 countries of the world. With regard to the number of speakers, the most notable 3 countries are Algeria, Bahrain, and Comoros.

Writing

Arabic employs the Arabic abjad. It is written in the right-to-left fashion.

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French

French belongs to the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family. It has no country-wide official status in Algeria.

French language summary
Number of speakers worldwide274 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingFrench alphabet
Major French-speaking populations in:49 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

More than a hundred million people use French as their language of day-to-day communication. Countries with a significant number of people speaking the language include:

  • Cambodia
  • Vanuatu
  • Haiti
  • Senegal
  • Albania
  • Vietnam
  • Cape Verde
  • Seychelles
  • Mali

Writing

French uses the Latin alphabet. It employs the extended version of the script, however, with 16 additional symbols. It is written from left to right.

Translation services

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