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Description[edit | edit source]

The official language of the Arab Republic of Egypt is Arabic.

The spoken languages are:

and others.

Additionally, Greek, Armenian and Italian, and more recently, African languages like Amharic and Tigrigna are the main languages of immigrants.

The main foreign languages taught in schools, by order of popularity, are English, French, German and Italian.

Historically Egyptian was spoken, of which the latest stage is Coptic Egyptian. Spoken Coptic was mostly extinct by the 17th century but may have survived in isolated pockets in Upper Egypt as late as the 19th century. It remains in use as the liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. It forms a separate branch among the family of Afroasiatic languages. [1]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Modern Standard Arabic

Egyptian Arabic

Sudanese Arabic

Domari

Coptic Egyptian

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Modern Standard Arabic

Egyptian Arabic

Sa'idi Arabic

Domari

Nobiin

Beja

Siwi

Coptic Egyptian

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Modern Standard Arabic

Egyptian Arabic

Sa'idi Arabic

Northwest Arabian Arabic or (Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic)

Sudanese Arabic

Domari

Nobiin

Beja

Siwi

Coptic Egyptian

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Egypt," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt#Languages, accessed 8 Apr 2021.