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Egyptian Arabic
اللغه المصريه الحديثه
Native to Egypt
Native speakers 58,412,000  (2014)e19
Language family
Afro-Asiatic
Writing system Arabic alphabet

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

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, 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.

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