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Arabs originally referred to largely nomadic inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula.

With the spread of the Arabic language in association with Islamization, the term may refer to individuals or peoples who natively speak the Arabic language.

The "Arab World" may refer to the Arabic-speaking countries that make up the members of the Arab League. It states that "An Arab is a person whose language is Arabic, who lives in an Arabic country, and who is in sympathy with the aspirations of the Arabic people."

There is debate over whether Islam constitutes Arab imperialism, or alternatively, to what degree there have been or is a trend or attempts towards making non-Arab Muslims into Arab Muslims, not just regarding language, but also other cultural aspects, sometimes referred to as Arabization. There have frequently been conflicts between Arab and non-Arab Muslims.[1]

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