Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken

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A language of Egypt

Alternate Names
Levantine Bedawi Arabic, Levantine Bedawi Spoken Arabic
Autonym
بدوي‎ (Badawi)
Population

1,030,000 in Egypt (2016). Total users in all countries: 2,217,600.

Location

Al Bahr al Ahmar, Al Isma’iliyah, As Suways, and Bur Sa’id governorates: parts of Red Sea coast east bank, almost to south border; Janub Sina’, Shamal Sina’, and Sinai governorates: mainly Bedouin regions.

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

Northeast Egyptian Bedawi Arabic, South Levantine Bedawi Arabic, North Levantine Bedawi Arabic. Similar to some Hijazi dialects in northwestern Saudi Arabia. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

Language Development

TV. Grammar.

Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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