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Arabic, Egyptian Spoken

A language of Egypt

ISO 639-3arz

Population  52,500,000 in Egypt (2006). Population total all countries: 53,990,000.
Region  Also in Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Language map  Egypt and Libya
Alternate names   Lower Egypt Arabic, Masri, Massry, Normal Egyptian Arabic
Dialects  North Delta Arabic, South Central Delta Arabic, Cairene Arabic. Egyptian Spoken Arabic, based on Cairo speech (Cairene) is the most widely understood variety used for media, both in Egypt and throughout the non-nomadic Arab world. It is an amalgam of Delta Arabic and Middle Egypt Arabic, with borrowings from literary Arabic.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).
Language use  National language. All domains. Also use English or French in academic settings.
Language development  Radio programs. TV. NT: 1932.
Writing system  Arabic script.
Comments  Muslim.