Shehri language

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Native toOman
Native speakers
59,000 (2001-2011)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3shv
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Shehri, or Jibbali, is a Semitic languages. It is spoken by a small number of people in towns by the coast and in mountains in Oman.

References[change | change source]

  1. Simeone-Senelle, Marie-Claude. "MEHRI AND HOBYOT SPOKEN IN OMAN AND YEMEN". Retrieved Sep 19, 2019 – via Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. "Shehri". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jibbali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Fradkin, R. (1985). Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, 19(1), 103–104. Retrieved from
  • Hayward, K., Hayward, R., & Al-Tabūki, S. (1988). Vowels in Jibbāli Verbs. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies,University of London, 51(2), 240–250. Retrieved from
  • Marie-Claude Simeone-Simelle. 1997. The Modern South Arabian Languages. In Robert Hetzron (ed.), The Semitic Languages, 378–423. London &New York: Routledge.
  • Moseley, C. (2010). Encyclopedia of the world's endangered languages. London: Routledge. Middle East and North Africa
  • Rubin, Aaron D. The Jibbali (Shaḥri) language of Oman: grammar and texts. Leiden: Brill, 2014. Print.