Arabs form a distinct yet diverse ethnic group, unified by the fact that most (although not all) speak one of the many dialects of the Arabic
language. The majority of Arabs are Muslim
s, although many are Christian
s, and a small but growing number are atheist
Countries in which the majority of the population are ethnically Arabs include Western Sahara
, Saudi Arabia
There are also approximately 12 million Arabs in Brazil
, 1.4 million in the State of Israel
and 1.2 million in the USA. In the USA, only 24% of Arabs are Muslims, while 63% are Christians (most of the rest are nonreligious).
Only about 2% of the population of Iran
are Arabs, with the majority of the population being Persian
s (who are completely different to Arabs). Less than 1% of the population of Afghanistan are Arabs, with the majority being Pashtun
s (who are also completely different).
"French soccer player Zinedine Zidane is a Berber
, not an Arab
"Barack Obama is not, by any definition, an Arab. However, alternative candidate for US president Ralph Nader is an Arab. Not that such a fact should alter ones opinion of him."