Arabic isn’t an official language, Yiddish is.
Within public debates, it seems Arabic is slowly making its way towards becoming Sweden’s de-facto second language. And on the surface, this continually propagates the myth that Sweden is slowly becoming a Muslim country. However, according to the Language Council (Språkrådet), there are over 200 languages spoken in Sweden. Swedish itself wasn’t even made the official “main” language until 2009, and English hasn’t been recognized as a second language yet even though everyone speaks it.
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