The two official languages are Standard Arabic and Tamazight. Moroccan Arabic (known as Darija) is the spoken native vernacular.
Official Language: Standard Arabic is the official language, although the Tunisian Arabic dialect (Darija) is used in everyday communications. Other Languages Spoken : The vast majority (98%) of the population speaks Arabic ; about 1% speaks Berber. French is also widely spoken by Tunisians.
However, Nile Valley Egyptians slowly adopted Arabic as a written language following the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the seventh century . Until then, they had spoken either Koine Greek or Egyptian in its Coptic form. A period of Coptic-Arabic bilingualism in Lower Egypt lasted for more than three centuries.
The state religion of Egypt is Islam .
Although Egypt sits in the north of the African continent it is considered by many to be a Middle Eastern country, partly because the main spoken language there is Egyptian Arabic, the main religion is Islam and it is a member of the Arab League.
English is the most widely used language in tourism. Nowadays, the majority of the road signs in Egypt are written both in Arabic and English . In addition, many English words have started being used by Egyptians during the everyday life.
Latin, Ancient Greek, Old Viking runes and Egyptian hieroglyphs call to you and you feel it’s time to answer. These are dead languages – those that no longer have a native speaking community.
Say “ Hello ” and “Goodbye” in Egyptian Arabic — simplified salaam 3aleikum (سلام عليكم): “ Hello ”. Note: you can pronounce the 3 softly in this expression, so it’s really just “salam ‘aleikum”.
Tunisia is perhaps most famous for its wide array of historical attractions, including the ancient city of Carthage in Tunis , and the huge Amphitheater of El Jem near Sousse, which show off the influences of various civilizations that have settled in the country over the years.
Summary about cost of living in Tunis , Tunisia : Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1,432.41$ (3,867.50DT) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 402.47$ (1,086.67DT) without rent. Tunis is 67.87% less expensive than New York (without rent).
Islam is the dominant religion in Egypt with around an estimated 90% of the population. Almost the entirety of Egypt’s Muslims are Sunnis, with a small minority of Shia and Ahmadi Muslims . The latter, however, are not recognized by Egypt . Islam has been recognized as the state religion since 1980.
|Standard Arabic||Egyptian Arabic|
|where||أين (ayna)||فين (fein)|
|to where||الى أين (ila ayna)||(على) فين ([3ala] fein)|
|from where||من أين (min ayna)||منين (minein)|