There are a number of languages spoken in Iraq, but Iraqi Arabic is by far the most widely spoken in the country. Arabic and Kurdish are official languages. Assyrian and Turkmen are official languages in areas where the Assyrians and Iraqi Turkmen are located respectively. Armenian and Persian are also spoken but to a lesser extent. English is the most commonly spoken Western language.
Literary Arabic, Kurdish language
Major native language
Aramaic; Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, and Armenian