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This map is from Wikipedia's Varieties of Arabic page. On the northern half of the western Red Sea coast, as well as most of Sinai and Israel, it seems to indicate that "Badawi" Arabic is spoken, but I can't find for the life of me any sources on the topic. My questions:

  1. Is this map accurate with regards to Badawi Arabic?
  2. Can you tell me a bit about it, or share any reading material on the topic of this variety of Arabic and its similarity/differences with Egyptian Arabic? Wikipedia's Varieties of Arabic
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    Given that badawī is the origin of the word ‘Bedouin’, it seems likely enough. Just googling the term leads to the Wikipedia article on Northwest Arabian Arabic, which shows a map with the same distribution and mentions “typical Bedouin lexical items”, so I’d guess it’s simply an alternative name for Northwest Arabian Arabic. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Nov 22 at 9:18
  • @JanusBahsJacquet Thanks! – Gabi Nov 25 at 10:48

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