Shehri

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A language of Oman

Alternate Names
Ehkili, Geblet, Jibali, Jibbali, Qarawi, Sehri, Shahari, Sheret, South Arabian
Population

25,000 (1993 census).

Location

Zufar governorate coastal mountains and plains, also in Khuriya Muriya islands in Arabian Sea near Fararah.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Central Jibbali, Eastern Jibbali, Western Jibbali. Eastern Jibbali includes Kuria Muria (Baby Jibbali). Reportedly increasingly bilingual in Dhofari Arabic [adf].

Other Comments

Spoken by Qara (Ehkeló, Ahkló), Shahra (Sheró, Shahara), Barahama, Bait Ash-Shaik, and some Batahira. Muslim.