What language do Christians speak in Lebanon?

What are the three major languages in Lebanon?

Lebanon’s official national language is Arabic as stated in Article 11 of Lebanon’s constitution. Moreover, there are several various languages that are fluently spoken and used all over the country. The other dominant languages are Arabic spoken in North Laventine dialect, English, Armenian, French and Kurdish.

Is Lebanese the same as Arabic?

SUMMARY: Lebanese (more broadly North Levantine) is influenced by Arabic (as well as other languages, such as Aramaic and Canaanite/Phoenician, plus its own local evolution), but it is not a version of Arabic (nor is it a version of Aramaic or Phoenician).

How many languages are spoken in Lebanon?


Lebanese Republic ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّةُ ٱللُّبْنَانِيَّةُ (Arabic) al-jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah République libanaise (French)
Official languages Arabic
Recognised languages French
Local vernacular Lebanese Arabic
Ethnic groups (2021) 95% Arab 4% Armenian 1% Other

Is Arabic dying in Lebanon?

Bahous’ study indicates an increase in foreign languages, also concluding that use of Arabic is declining. Initially, the use of the Arabic language is declining because of Lebanese diaspora. An immense fraction of the Lebanese population is living overseas and does not practice speaking Arabic.

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