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''Welcome to Wikipedia Masry
this page is written in English to give some information on this wikipedia to non-Masry speakers''
Wikipedia Masry is a project to
present information in Masry which is the language spoken by millions in Egypt , the purpose is to spread the knowledge in terms and expressions familiar to the target readers.
, Masri or Egyptian Arabic''' as a language is spoken by more than 70 million people in Egypt and other countries , it has ISO 639-2 and ISO 639-3 Codes which is arz , Wikipedia Masry is aiming at providing the information to speakers of this language in a similar way to the way they write it.
Masry developed from the merger of many languages used in Egypt over many centuries, including but not
exclusive, Egyptian, Coptic, Greek, Italian, Turkish and Arabic languages.
Masri is different enough to be considered a language of its own, it has different vocabulary , different grammar , Masri is understood well by many non-Egyptians making the benefits of having Wikipedia Egyptian Arabic extend beyond the suggested number ,yet still benefit the readers, who use terms that relate to their day to day life , not to classical literature that is used by academics only.
==Start of wikipedia Masry==
Proposal for wikipedia Masri was put on 30 March 2008, and the project started on 2 April
Proposal for wikipedia Masri was put on 30 March 2008, and the project started on 2 April 2008 .
==Rules of writing==
There is a page on [[ويكيبيديا:طريقة الكتابه|How to write on wikipedia masri]] and for anyone who can read Egyptian Arabic it gives some guidelines on how to write.
The majority of articles are written using the modified Arabic alphabet mentioned in the aforementioned page , yet writing in Latin alphabet is not forbidden by any means. The aim is to reach the best way to go forward and not to discourage any new editor.
''Once again welcome to Wikipedia Masry''