Official Name
Arab Republic of Egypt

84,629,000 (2013 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
Egyptian Spoken Arabic, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
64% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Adyghe, Amharic (5,000), Armenian (100,000), Greek, North Levantine Spoken Arabic (117,000), South Levantine Spoken Arabic (50,000), Sudanese Spoken Arabic (1,420,000)
General References
Applegate 1970; Wehr and Cowan 1976
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Egypt is 12. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional, 2 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 2 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
See full country report.