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Egypt

by MARIE HANSON

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Egypt
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by Marie Hanson
Land and climate
One very known physical feature in Egypt is the Nile river. The Nile is one of the largest rivers in the world and stretches 4,132 miles.
Land and climate
Egypt has 2 seasons, summer which is dry and hot, and winter where there is rain along some coastal parts of the country.
History
Egypt was originally independent and then in 332 BC Greek took control of the country. But more recently in 1800 France took control and colonized the country, and present day the country is independent again.
Famous People
Queen Nefriti was one of the Egyptian queens in the 18th dynasty of Egypt. She is most known because she was the first woman to be in power in Egypt, and she pretended to be a man so she could rule.
Population
The main ethnic group of Egypt is Egyptian. The other groups are composed of Greek, Italian and Nubians.
Language
Arabic Alphabet with every variation
The official language of Egypt is Arabic. In Arabic hello is مرحبًا. And thank you in arabic is شكرًا لك. There are 28 letters in the Arabic language and letters can appear different based on the letters that came before them.
Religion
General Attitude
Personal Appearance
The most common religion in Egypt is Sunni Muslim with 85-95% of the population being Muslim.
Egyptian people tend to live a relaxed life and often use phrases like “don’t worry”. Egyptians are often very expressive and use lots of gestures and are known for their good sense of humor.
Both traditional and newer more western attire is worn in Egypt. Sometimes Islamic women follow a dress code associated with Islam. Rural men usually wear jalabiya (long loose fitting robes.)
Greetings
Between 2 people of the same sex a greeting in Egypt can include a hand shake, and then a kiss on either cheek. Between people of the opposite sex, the woman would extend her hand first for a handshake or a verbal greeting.
Gestures
Egyptian people are very expressive and use hand gestures a lot, but pointing can be rude and one would put their right hand by their head and bow when trying to show respect.
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