Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken

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A language of Egypt

Alternate Names
Bedawi, Levantine Bedawi Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken Arabic
Population

860,000 in Egypt (2006). Population total all countries: 1,690,000.

Location

Bedouin regions in Sinai; parts of Red Sea coast, almost to south border; entire east bank. Also in Israel (Levantine Bedawi Spoken Arabic), Jordan (Levantine Bedawi Spoken Arabic), Palestine (Levantine Bedawi Spoken Arabic), Syria (Levantine Bedawi Spoken Arabic).

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

North Levantine Bedawi Arabic, Northeast Egyptian Bedawi Arabic, South Levantine Bedawi Arabic. Similar to some Hijazi dialects in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

Language Development
TV.
Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).

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