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Mehri language

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Native toYemen, Oman
EthnicityMehri people
Native speakers
165,900 (2011-2015)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3gdq

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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mehri at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. 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.