Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Middle Eastern Studies

Resources and content of interest for researchers and students of Middle Eastern Studies

Languages of the Middle East

The main languages of the Middle East are Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish and Persian. Rutgers offers courses in all four.

For Hebrew please use the Jewish Studies Library guide.


Ethnologue: a world language database.

Middle East Languages

Languages of the Middle East, created by Joseph Westendorf

Official languages of the Middle East Map created by Joseph Westendorf


© , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers websites to or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback form.