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.

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. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

Language Development
TV.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab].

Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).

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