Arabic, Sa’idi Spoken

Print

A language of Egypt

Alternate Names
Saidi Arabic, Upper Egypt Arabic
Population

22,400,000 (2016).

Location

Widespread.

Language Maps
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], Nobiin [fia].

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Some might be in Libya or the Gulf.

Page Views Left: