Socotra Swahili language

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Socotra Swahili
Native to Yemen
Region Socotra
Extinct late 20th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None
G.411[1]

Socotra Swahili is an extinct[1] variety of Swahili spoken on Socotra Island in Yemen. It was reported to be spoken by a fifth of the island (c. 2,000 people) in 1962.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  2. ^ Freeman-Grenville (1965) The French at Kilwa Island, cited in Ruete & van Donzel (1993) An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds: Memoirs, Letters Home, Sequels to the Memoirs, p. 172, fn. 48