The region stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Indian Ocean in the southeast. Arabic is used as the lingua franca throughout the Arab world. Malta , an island country in Southern Europe whose national language also derives from Arabic through Sicilian Arabic , is not included in the region.
If you are an Arab-American over the age of 65 years, this pamphlet is for you and your family. Please read it carefully so that your healthcare providers can give you the best care possible and help you stay healthy. Arab-Americans are residents of the United States US who trace their heritage or identity back to one of 23 Arab countries.