Arabic ( اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ, al-ʿarabiyyah [al ʕaraˈbijːa] ( listen) or عَرَبِيّ, ʿarabīy [ˈʕarabiː] ( listen) or [ʕaraˈbij]) is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE.  It is the lingua franca of the Arab world and the liturgical language of Islam.  It is named after the Arabs ...
The Arabic Wikipedia ( Arabic: ويكيبيديا العربية) is the Modern Standard Arabic version of Wikipedia. It started on 9 July 2003. As of May 2022, it has 1,168,569 articles, 2,255,248 registered users and 49,096 files and it is the 16th largest edition of Wikipedia by article count, and ranks 8th in terms of depth among Wikipedias.
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(December 2017) Arab Encyclopedia ( Arabic: الموسوعة العربية)  is an encyclopedia in 24 volumes in the Arabic language. In 1953, Syria proposed the project to the Arab League who adopted a resolution to set up "The Arab Encyclopedia".  Another proposal for an "Arab Encyclopedia" was submitted to the Arab League in 1961. 
Arabic (العربية, al-ʿarabiyyah) is a Semitic language, like Hebrew and Aramaic. Unlike the latter two, where the former drives from the other, however, Arabic is itself a root language, like Latin. Unlike Latin, it is still widely used and spoken today. Around 292 million people speak it as their first language.
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Arabic Wikipedia ( Arabic: ويكيبيديا العربية) is the Arabic language version of Wikipedia. It started in September 2001.  It was the 23rd largest edition of Wikipedia by article count, but grew to 17th largest edition.  
The basic Arabic alphabet contains 28 letters. Adaptations of the Arabic script for other languages added and removed some letters, as for example Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Kurdish, Urdu, Sindhi, Azeri (in Iran), Malay, Pashto, Punjabi, Uyghur, Arwi and Arabi Malayalam, all of which have additional letters as shown below.