Mehri language

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Mehri
Pronunciation[mɛhri]
Native toYemen, Oman
EthnicityMehri people
Native speakers
165,900 (2011-2015)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3gdq
Glottologmehr1241[2]
Modern South Arabian Languages.svg

Mehri, or Mahri, is a Semitic language. It is spoken by tribes in Eastern Yemen and Western Oman by around 165,000 people. It has been spoken in the area since before Arabic was brought there.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mehri at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mehri". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Abu Muhammad al-Hasan Hamdani, Sifat Jazirat al-'Arab (probably ed. 1884), 134 tr. Chaim Rabin (1951). Ancient West-Arabian. London: Taylor's Foreign Press. p. 43.