Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken

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A language of Egypt

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

931,000 in Egypt (2014). Total users in all countries: 1,807,000.

Location

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

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.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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