Cairene Arabic, North Delta Arabic, South Central Delta Arabic. Egyptian Spoken Arabic, based on Cairo speech (Cairene) is the most widely understood variety used for media, both in Egypt and throughout the non-nomadic Arab world. It is an amalgam of Delta Arabic and Middle Egypt Arabic, with borrowings from literary Arabic. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].
All domains. Also use English [eng] in academic settings. Also use French [fra] in academic settings. Used as L2 by Mattokki [xnz], Sa’idi Spoken Arabic [aec], Siwi [siz].
Radio programs. Films. TV. Grammar. NT: 1932–2012.
This web edition of the Ethnologue may be cited as: Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2015. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Eighteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com.