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Siwi language

Afro-Asiatic - Berber - Eastern - Siwi
Siwi (Oasis Berber, Sioua, Siwa, Zenati) is one of the Eastern Berber languages. It is spoken in parts of Egypt near the Siwa Oasis and some villages in the desert by about 5,000 people. The language's relation to other Berber languages is not very close. The people speaking Siwi are muslims and most of them speak Arabic, too.

Alternate Names

  • Siwa
  • Sioua
  • Oasis Berber
  • Zenati



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