As members of the Arab League, however, they are considered part of the Arab world under the standard territorial definition.
Somalia has two official languages today, Arabic and Somali, both of which belong to the larger Afro-Asiatic language family.
Arab nationalism arose in the second half of the 19th century along with other nationalist movements within the Ottoman Empire.
The Arab League was formed in 1945 to represent the interests of Arab people and especially to pursue the political unification of the Arab countries; a project known as Pan-Arabism.
We are a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA) which was set up to ensure high standards of behaviour by dating service providers serving the UK.
The ODA Code of Practice is binding on members of the Association.
While Arabic dialects are spoken in a number of Arab League states, Literary Arabic is official in all of them.
Comorian is the most widely spoken language, with Arabic having a religious significance, and French being associated with the educational system.
The Arab League is a regional organisation that aims (among other things) to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries and sets out the following definition of an Arab: to the states and territories of the Arab League (which constitute the Arab world under the standard definition) and to other states and territories.
Typical parameters that may be applied include: whether Arabic is widely spoken; whether Arabic is an official or national language; or whether an Arabic cognate language is widely spoken.
Greece and Cyprus also recognize Cypriot Maronite Arabic under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
Additionally, Malta, though not part of the Arab world, has as its official language Maltese.