Luwati

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A language of Oman

Alternate Names
Khojki, Lawatiyya
Population

30,000 (Salman 2012).

Location

Mostly in Muscat city and coastal towns of Saham, Barka, Khabura, and Musana.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Related to Kachchi [kfr].

Typology

37 consonants.

Other Comments

Ethnonym: Lawatiya, Khoja or Hyderabadi. Ancestors reportedly migrated from Iran to Hyderabad, then to Mutrah. Muslim (Shi’a).