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Hadhrami Arabic


Hadhrami Arabic

Hadrami Arabic
Native to Saudi Arabia, Oman, South Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Somalia, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Indonesia, Malaysia
Native speakers
400,000 (ca. 1995)[1]
Arabic alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ayh
Glottolog hadr1236[2]

Hadhrami or Ḥaḍrami Arabic ([ISO-639-3]) is a dialect of Arabic spoken by the Hadhrami people or Ḥaḍārima living in the Ḥaḍramawt. It is also spoken by many emigrants who migrated from the Ḥaḍramawt to the Horn of Africa (Somalia and Eritrea), East Africa (Comoros, Zanzibar, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique), Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore) and, recently, to the other Arab states of the Persian Gulf. Below is a brief account of the different linguistic levels of the dialect.


The dialect in

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