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Arabic, Sanaani Spoken

A language of Yemen

ISO 639-3ayn

Population  7,600,000 (1996).
Region  Extends as far south as Dhamar.
Language map  Yemen
Alternate names   Northern Yemeni Arabic
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 10%.
Comments  Distinct from Hadrami [ayh], Ta’izzi-Adeni Arabic [acq]. Zaydi Muslim.
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