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Arabic, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken

A language of Yemen

ISO 639-3acq

Population  6,760,000 in Yemen (1996). Population total all countries: 7,078,500.
Region  All provinces except the 2 east and the northeast ones. Probably a few in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Also in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Libya, Somalia, United Kingdom.
Language map  Yemen
Alternate names   Southern Yemeni Spoken Arabic
Dialects  Ta’izzi, Adeni. Ta’izzi dialect is best-accepted in Yemen.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 10%.
Comments  Different from Hadromi [ayh] and Sanaani Arabic. Zaydi Muslim.

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Language name   Arabic, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken
Population  36,000 in Djibouti (2006).
Alternate names  Djibouti Arabic
Comments  Muslim.
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