Soqotri

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A language of Yemen

Alternate Names
Saqatri, Socotri, Sokotri, Suqutri
Population

57,000 in Yemen (1990 census). Population total all countries: 64,000.

Location

Mainly Soqotra island; ’Abd al-Kuri island, Samha island in the Gulf of Aden. Also in United Arab Emirates.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

’Abd Al-Kuri, Central Soqotri, Northern Soqotri, Southern Soqotri, Western Soqotri.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1902.
Writing
Arabic script. Latin script.
Other Comments

North Soqotri includes North Central and Northwest Central (highland) Soqotri. Mostly monolingual in Soqotri. Muslim.