Is there any difference between Arabic and Arabian? It's sound same though for me. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
The area is referred to as Arabia. (As in Saudi Arabia)
A person from that area is an Arab. (As in the Monty Python's song Never be rude to an Arab)
The people there speak Arabic. (As in "the word "algebra" comes from Arabic)
Any other stuff coming from Arabia is Arabian. (As in the book Arabian Nights)
Arabic refers to the language of Arab, whereas Arabian refers to the people of Arab.
The root word is "Arab", and to form "Arabic" and "Arabian" two suffixes are used - "-ic" and "-ian" respectively.
-ic : (suffix) One relating to or characterized by. Example - Academic
-ian : (suffix) One relating to, belonging to, or resembling. Example - Washingtonian
N.B The etymology of the word "Arabic" is not derived form just by adding a suffix with the word "Arab"