Egyptian Culture

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Egyptian Culture

By | July 2009
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EGYPTIAN CULTURE

The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in the north-eastern corner of Africa and south-western Asia. It is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by Palestine and Israel, on the south by Sudan, and on the west by Libya. The capital of Egypt is Cairo. Population amounts to 76,117,421.

The Egyptian community
 
The Egyptian community is one of the most deep-rooted communities all over the world; due to the fact that the ancient Egyptian practiced agriculture 5000 years ago, they believed in the necessity of achieving cooperation among members of the community. So, they established a central government to regulate matters among them. On the other hand, the geographical position of Egypt helped the Egyptians to be in constant contact with the East and the West, the North and the South, a matter that helped them acquire a lot of experiences and cultures. Hence, the Egyptian community serves as a melting pot for all cultures and civilizations, yet the Egyptians maintained their habits and traditions as well as their social and cultural characteristics. The Egyptian community, however, reflects a series of values and principles derived from various religions. Religion is the main source of the cultural and intellectual heritage of the Egyptian people. In modern times, health care, youth and children care, the role of Non-Governmental Organizations and civil society institutions affect the nature of the Egyptian community in regards to its modern and renewed dimensions.

Language in Egypt

Jews avoided intermarriage with other groups in recent centuries, but they also speak Egyptian Arabic language as everyone else. The Berbers, who lives in the west (Siwa oasis, the oases west of the Nile and along the coast west of Alexandria), speak Arabic. However, Berber language is still strong in Siwa. Most Nubians in the south speak Arabic and they follow...