57,000 in Yemen (1990 census). Total users in all countries: 71,400.
Amanat al Asimah Governorate, Soqotra, ’Abd al-Kuri, Samha, and Darsah islands in the Gulf of Aden.
’Abd Al-Kuri, Southern Soqotri, Northern Soqotri, Central Soqotri, Western Soqotri.
North Soqotri includes North Central and Northwest Central (highland) Soqotri. Mostly monolingual in Soqotri. Muslim.