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Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken

A language of Egypt

ISO 639-3: avl

Population 780,000 in Egypt (1996). Population total all countries: 1,610,000.
Region Bedouin regions in Sinai and along parts of the Red Sea coast, most of the way to the southern border, along the whole east bank until it reaches the Bedawi language. Also spoken in Israel, Jordan, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Syria.
Alternate names   Bedawi, Levantine Bedawi Arabic
Dialects Northeast Egyptian Bedawi Arabic, South Levantine Bedawi Arabic, North Levantine Bedawi Arabic. Similar to some Hijazi dialects in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
Language development TV.
Comments Muslim (Sunni).

Also spoken in:

Jordan

Language name   Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken
Population 700,000 in Jordan.
Region Throughout Jordan, but especially in the east.
Alternate names   Bedawi
Dialects South Levantine Bedawi Arabic, North Levantine Bedawi Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic.
Comments The language of Jordan before Palestinian refugees arrived. It remains the language of the army. Muslim (Sunni), Christian.
   

Palestinian West Bank and Gaza

Language name   Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken
Population 10,000 in Palestinian West Bank and Gaza (1996).
Region Judean desert and along the Jordan River.
Alternate names   Bedawi
Dialects South Levantine Bedawi Arabic, North Levantine Bedawi Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic.
Comments Muslim (Sunni).
   

Syria

Language name   Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken
Population 70,000 in Syria.
Region Southwest corner, Hawran Region, from the border to within 20 miles of Damascus.
Alternate names   Bedawi
Comments Muslim (Sunni), Christian.