Judeo-Egyptian Arabic
Native toEgypt
EthnicityEgyptian Jews
Arabic alphabet
Hebrew alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
ELPJudeo-Egyptian Arabic

Judeo-Egyptian Arabic is an Arabic dialect spoken by Egyptian Jews. It is close to the dialect of Alexandria, even for speakers in Cairo. For example, in Cairene Arabic, "I write" is baktib (بكتب) and "I eat" is bakol. In Egyptian Judeo-Arabic, as in western Alexandrian Arabic it is nektobou (نكتبوا) and neshrabou, resembling a first person but in plural form.[1]


  1. ^ Blau, Joshua, The Emergence and Linguistic Background of Judaeo-Arabic: OUP, last edition 1999