Soqotri

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A language of Yemen

Alternate Names
Saqatri, Socotri, Sokotri, Suqutri
Population

57,000 in Yemen (1990 census). Total users in all countries: 71,400.

Location

Amanat al Asimah Governorate, Soqotra, ’Abd al-Kuri, Samha, and Darsah islands in the Gulf of Aden.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

’Abd Al-Kuri, Southern Soqotri, Northern Soqotri, Central Soqotri, Western Soqotri.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1902.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

North Soqotri includes North Central and Northwest Central (highland) Soqotri. Mostly monolingual in Soqotri. Muslim.