Bʿēri Arabic is a variety of Upper Egyptian Arabic spoken on the West Bank at Luxor between Gurnat Marʿi in the north and Armanṭ in the south in a region named ilBiʿeṛāt (see Ramzī 1963:164). The speakers make a living in agriculture and their number is unknown. They claim Bedouin descent from the historically well known Fazāṛa tribe (see Murray 1935:293f.) and call themselves afzaṛ or nās fuzuṛ. Their ancestors are said to have arrived in Upper Egypt from the west following the baʿaṛ ‘dropping…
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“Bʿēri Arabic”, in:
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong.
Consulted online on 20 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0043>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831