Arabic, Sa’idi Spoken

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A language of Egypt

Alternate Names
Saidi Arabic, Upper Egypt Arabic
Population

L1 users: 22,400,000 (2016).

Location

Widespread; Cairo to Sudan border.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Middle Egypt Arabic, Upper Egypt Arabic. Reportedly similar to Sudanese Arabic [apd], especially in the south, but heavily influenced by Cairene Arabic (Cairo speech). A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

Language Use

Also use Egyptian Spoken Arabic [arz], particularly Cairene dialect, some speakers as L2. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd], but do not prefer it. Used as L2 by Mattokki [xnz].

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Some might be in Libya or the Gulf.

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