The term 'Arabic numerals' is also used to refer to 1, 2, 3, etc.
Arabic is a Semitic language with about 221 million speakers in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Palestinian West Bank & Gaza, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
The Arabic script evolved from the Nabataean Aramaic script.
It has been used since the 4th century AD, but the earliest document, an inscription in Arabic, Syriac and Greek, dates from 512 AD.
Changes in river salinity and the availability of freshwater will affect the productivity of many capture fisheries.
It will adversely affect the wild habitats of fresh water fish and giant prawn.
Subnational reports have benchmarked 485 locations in 71 economies since 2005.
distance to frontier score measures the gap between a particular economy’s performance and the best practice, and serves as basis for the ease of doing business rankings.