Mastering Marathi will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Arabic might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 2200 hours or 88 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 3.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Marathi in India.
Number of native speakers is about 72,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 83,100,000. The biggest country in which Marathi is used as a native language is India.
Native speakers of Arabic are mostly from Saudi Arabia and are about 15,000,000 people.
Arabic are spoken fluently by 10,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Mauritania, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Marathi came from Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family.
Semitic family of languages is the origin of Arabic language.