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Speaking the Language

Egypt - Speaking the Language

The official language is Arabic, though the pronunciation can be quite different from that of Egypt's Arab neighbors.

English is the second language and many of those who have been educated in Europe speak French or German as well. In tourist areas and in Cairo, many Egyptians speak English. This is less true in Alexandria and other small cities and villages where attempts at communication are best accomplished via pantomime if one cannot speak Arabic.

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