Arabic, Egyptian SpokenPrint
56,400,000 in Egypt (2014). Total users in all countries: 58,412,000.
3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.
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. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].