57,000 in Yemen (1990 census). Population total all countries: 64,000.
Mainly Soqotra island; ’Abd al-Kuri island, Samha island in the Gulf of Aden. Also in United Arab Emirates.
’Abd Al-Kuri, Central Soqotri, Northern Soqotri, Southern Soqotri, Western Soqotri.
North Soqotri includes North Central and Northwest Central (highland) Soqotri. Mostly monolingual in Soqotri. Muslim.