Egypt

Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt (Arabic جمهوريّة مصر العربيّة), commonly referred to as مصر (``Masr`` `{`masˤɾ`}`), is located in northeastern Africa, for the Sinai Peninsula, in western Asia. Located on the southern coast of the eastern Mediterranean, the Levantine Basin, present-day Egypt occupies the geographical space that was once ancient Egypt. Its capital is Cairo - القاهرة (al-Qâhira) and its currency the Egyptian pound. The official language of the country is Arabic, used in all documents and in education. However, the spoken language is Egyptian Arabic (dialectal Arabic). Siwi - Tamazight (Berber) from the west of the country - is spoken in Siwa. Coptic is only used as a liturgical language by Egyptian Christians. Nubian is spoken by the inhabitants of Upper Egypt, in the province of Aswan, a region commonly referred to as Nubia.<br />

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