Arabic, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken


A language of Yemen

Alternate Names
Southern Yemeni Spoken Arabic

6,760,000 in Yemen (1996). Population total all countries: 7,078,500.


All provinces except the 2 east and the northeast ones. Probably a few in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). De facto language of provincial identity in South Yemen.


Adeni, Ta’izzi. Ta’izzi dialect best accepted in Yemen. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

Language Use

Also use Standard Arabic [arb].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10%.
Other Comments

Different from Hadrami [ayh] and Sanaani Arabic [ayn]. Muslim (Zaydi).

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