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Siwi language

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Siwi (Tasiwit)
Spoken in: Egypt
Region: Siwa
Total speakers: About 5,000
Ranking: Not in top 100
Genetic
classification:
Afro-Asiatic

 Berber
  Eastern
   Siwi

Language codes
ISO 639-2ber
SILSIZ


Siwi is a Berber Afro-Asiatic language of Egypt, spoken by about 5,000 people in and around the oasis of Siwa near the Libyan border. Siwi's relation to other Berber languages is not very close. Most speakers of Siwi also know Arabic, and the language contains a large number of Egyptian Arabic loanwords.

See also: language, Africa, Siwa Oasis

External link

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