Arabic, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken

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A language of Yemen

Alternate Names
Southern Yemeni Spoken Arabic
Population

6,760,000 in Yemen (1996). Total users in all countries: 6,980,600.

Location

Widespread.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Ta’izzi, Adeni. 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%.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

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

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