L1 users: 25,000 (2001 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 59,000.
Zufar governorate: coastal mountains and plains; Khuriya Muriya islands in Arabian Sea near Fararah.
Central Jibbali, Eastern Jibbali, Western Jibbali. Eastern Jibbali includes Kuria Muria (Baby Jibbali). Reportedly increasingly bilingual in Dhofari Arabic [adf].
Spoken by Qara (Ehkeló, Ahkló), Shahra (Sheró, Shahara), Barahama, Bait Ash-Shaik, and some Batahira. Muslim.