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Arabic, Shihhi Spoken

A language of United Arab Emirates

ISO 639-3: ssh

Population 5,000 in United Arab Emirates (1995). Population total all countries: 27,000.
Region In the Musandam Peninsula in United Arab Emirates. Also spoken in Oman.
Alternate names   Shihhi, Shihu, Shihuh, Al-Shihuh
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
Language use Not a written language. Most Shihuh speak Shihhi, but the Kumazirah subdivision of Shihuh, like the Dhahuriyin tribe, speak Kumzari.
Language development Some may be literate in Arabic.
Comments Influenced by Farsi. 'Shihuh' is the name of the people. Muslim.