Egyptians know the language as the Egyptian colloquial language (اللغة المصرية العامية ) or Egyptian dialect (اللهجة المصرية ; abbreviated: مصرى "Egyptian"). However, it is also named the Modern Egyptian Language (اللغة المصرية الحديثة, )
The terms Egyptian Arabic and Masri are usually used synonymously with Cairene Arabic, the dialect of the Egyptian capital. The country's native name, Maṣr, is used locally to refer to the capital Cairo itself. Similar to the role played by Parisian French, Egyptian Arabic is by far the most dominant in all areas of national life.
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