Her native language was Koine Greek, and she was the only Ptolemaic ruler to learn the Egyptian language.
What language did Cleopatra and Julius Caesar speak?
GOLDSWORTHY: We know that Cleopatra's first language is Greek. And any Roman like Caesar or Mark Antony - an educated, aristocratic Roman of that day and age - grows up to be fluently bilingual.
Did Cleopatra learn Latin?
Most historians agree that Cleopatra did not speak Latin and that she spoke Greek, which was her native language. The historian Plutarch was not convinced that she actually did speak Egyptian, and many modern scholars agree with him. Some languages that she may have spoken were Persian, Syrian and Arabic.
What was the language spoken in Egypt in the time of Cleopatra?
EgyptianEthnicityAncient Egyptians Northern Ancient NubiansEraLate fourth millennium BC – 19th century AD (with the extinction of Coptic); still used as the liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox and Coptic Catholic churchesLanguage familyAfro-Asiatic Egyptian
Was Cleopatra Greek or Italian?
Cleopatra was not Egyptian. While Cleopatra was born in Egypt, she traced her family origins to Macedonian Greece and Ptolemy I Soter, one of Alexander the Great's generals.