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[Country Flag of United Arab Emirates]


noun: Emirian(s)
adjective: Emirian

Ethnic groups: Emiri 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)



Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%),
Christian, Hindu, and other 4%


Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu


Country name:
conventional long form: United Arab Emirates
conventional short form: none
local long form: Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah
local short form: none
former: Trucial States
abbreviation: UAE

Source: CIA

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