Language & religion

Arabic is the official language of Jordan.

English is widely understood among most Jordanians, although the degree to which varies with educational level and demographic concentration.

Middle and upper class citizens tend to be fluent and consider English as their second language.

French is understood by some, especially graduates of the handful of French schools in Jordan.

Armenian and other Caucasian languages such as Circassian and Chechen are understood and spoken by their respective communities residing in Jordan with minority schools teaching these languages, alongside Arabic and English.

Russian is also fairly common, amongst the older generation, which have studied in the USSR.

The population consists of 92 percent Sunni Muslims, 6 percent Christian (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), and 2 percent other (several small Shia Muslim and Druze populations).

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