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Omani Arabic
(8,767 words)


1. General

1.1 Area

The Sultanate of Oman is situated in the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. In the north, a land corridor belonging to the United Arab Emirates divides the main land area from the Omani enclave of Musandam. Maṣīra and the Kuria Muria islands (now known as the Hallāniyyāt), both a few miles off the southern coast, also belong to Oman. Northern Oman is very mountainous, and the Bāṭina coastal strip runs between the northern mountains and the sea for approximately 300 km. Ṣalāla on the Indian Oce…

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Clive Holes, “Omani Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0242>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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