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Egyptian Arabic

Colloquial Egyptian language

Egyptian Arabic (Ma مصري) is a kind of the Arabic language of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family.

Egyptian Arabic
اللغه المصريه الحديثه
Pronunciation[elˈloɣæ l.mɑsˤˈɾejjɑ l.ħæˈdisæ]
Native toEgypt
Native speakers
58,412,000 (2014)[1]
Arabic alphabet Latin alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3arz
Glottologegyp1253[2]
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It came from the people living in the Nile Delta in Lower Egypt around the capital Cairo. It originates from the spoken Arabic brought to Egypt during the AD seventh-century Muslim conquest of Egypt.

Masri was formed also of Copto-Egyptian language of pre-Islamic Egypt,[3][4][5] and other languages such as Turkish.

Egyptian Arabic language is not officially recognized by Egyptian government.

More than 76 million people in Egypt speak Masri. Also a lot of people in the Middle East can understand Masri.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Egyptian Arabic at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Egyptian Arabic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Nishio, Tetsuo. "Word order and word order change of wh-questions in Egyptian Arabic: The Coptic substratum reconsidered". Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of L'Association Internationale pour la Dialectologie Arabe. Cambridge: University of Cambridge. 1996, pp. 171-179
  4. Bishai, Wilson B. "Coptic grammatical influence on Egyptian Arabic". Journal of the American Oriental Society. No.82, pp. 285-289.
  5. Youssef (2003), below.