The estimated population of Morocco in 2009 was 34,8 Mio, giving the country an overall population density of 48 persons per sq km. The original population of Morocco was Berber, and about three-quarters of all present-day Moroccans are of Berber descent. Arabs, who constitute the bulk of the inhabitants of the larger cities, form the second largest ethnic group.
Considerable intermarriage among Arabs, Berber, and the country’s small number of black Africans has broken down differences among ethnic groups. Morocco has about 100,000 Europeans, most of them French.
The official language of Morocco is Arabic, three Berber dialects are spoken. French is very widespread and in the larger cities is seen partly English and German.