Bedawi Arabic

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Bedawi Arabic
Native to Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of 1.7 million)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 avl
A Bedawi-speaking Bedouin person, 1913

Bedawi Arabic (also known as Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic [ISO 639-3], Bedawi, Levantine Bedawi Arabic) is a variety of Arabic spoken by Bedouins mostly in eastern Egypt, and also in Jordan, Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Syria. Dialects include Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic, South Levantine Bedawi Arabic, and North Levantine Bedawi Arabic.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bedawi Arabic at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Gordon 2005

Further reading[edit]

  • Haim Blanc. 1970. "The Arabic Dialect of the Negev Bedouins," Proceedings of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities 4/7:112-150.
  • Rudolf E. de Jong. 2000. A Grammar of the Bedouin Dialects of the Northern Sinai Littoral: Bridging the Linguistic Gap between the Eastern and Western Arab World. Leiden: Brill.
  • Judith Rosenhouse. 1984. The Bedouin Arabic Dialects: General Problems and Close Analysis of North Israel Bedouin Dialects. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.