Shehri

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A language of Oman

Alternate Names
Ehkili, Geblet, Jibali, Jibbali, Qarawi, Sehri, Shahari, Sheret, South Arabian
Population

42,400 in Oman (2017). Total users in all countries: 76,400.

Location

Dhofar governorate: coastal mountains and plains; Khuriya Muriya islands in Arabian Sea near Fararah.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Dialects

Central Jibbali, Eastern Jibbali, Western Jibbali. Eastern Jibbali includes Kuria Muria (Baby Jibbali). Reportedly increasingly bilingual in Dhofari Arabic [adf].

Other Comments

Spoken by Qara (Ehkeló, Ahkló), Shahra (Sheró, Shahara), Barahama, Bait Ash-Shaik, and some Batahira. Muslim.

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