Soqotri Language (sqt)

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Also Known As: Sokotri,Socotri,Saqatri,Suqutri,Soqotri


Soqotri (soq. - méthel d-saqátri, arab. - اللغة السقطرية) is the language of the native population of the island of Socotra, and Abd-el-Kuri and Samhah islands of the Socotra archipelago off the southern coast of Republic of Yemen. It is one of the Modern South Arabian languages (MSAL) and is usually classified as a South Semitic language. In his glottochronology-based classification, A. Militarev also presents the MSAL as South Semitic, but the only South Semitic branch.. However, there is a trend to classify it as an old West Semitic language. Soqotri speakers live on their island, in UAE, Oman, and other Arabian states, but rarely on the Yemeni mainland. The language was, through its history, isolated from the Arabian mainland. Arabic is also spoken in a dialectal form on Socotra...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Soqotri Language Speakers


Main Country: Yemen
Spoken In:

Regions: Asia

ISO 639-3 Code: sqt

Classification Taxonomy

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  Afro-Asiatic Group

    Semitic Group

      South Semitic Group

        South Arabian Group

          Soqotri Language