Arabic, Shihhi Spoken

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A language of United Arab Emirates

Alternate Names
Al-Shihuh, Shihhi, Shihu, Shihuh
Population

5,000 in United Arab Emirates (1995). Population total all countries: 27,000.

Location

Musandam peninsula.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

Language Use

Not a written language. Most Shihuh speak Shihhi, but the Kumazirah Subdivision of Shihuh, eg. the Dhahuriyin tribe, speak Kumzari [zum].

Language Development
Some may be literate in Standard Arabic [arb].
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Influenced by Farsi [pes]. Ethnonym: Shihuh. Muslim.

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