Arabic, Sanaani SpokenPrint
7,600,000 (1996). Total users in all countries: 7,850,000.
Widespread; central areas: Amanat al Asimah and Sanaa governorates; outer areas: western Al Bayda’, Al Jawf, Al Mahwit, Amran, central and eastern Dhamar, eastern Hajjah, Ma’rib, and Sa’dah governorates.
6a (Vigorous). De facto language of provincial identity in North Yemen.
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].
Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].